Thursday, December 8

New episode of racism in football: a banana is thrown at Brazilian striker Richarlison during a match

New racist episode in football. A banana was thrown at Brazilian striker Richarlison from the stands of fans when he was celebrating a goal by his team during the friendly between the Brazilian and Tunisian national teams. The match was held at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Tuesday.

Racist shouting at Vinicius before and during the derby against Atlético de Madrid

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The Brazilian team posed for photographers before the game with a banner against racism: “Without our black players we wouldn’t wear stars on our jerseys.” The players played without the four stars on their uniforms, which correspond to their World Cup titles.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has condemned the events. “We reinforce our position against racism and repudiate any demonstration in this regard,” he has expressed through his official media.

Its president, Ednaldo Rodrigues, has shown his “rejection” publicly. “This time I have seen it with my own eyes. It is necessary to remember that we are all equal, regardless of race or religion”, said Rodrigues, present at the stadium. “The fight against racism is not a cause, it is a fundamental change to sweep this type of crime from the planet. And I insist on saying that the punishments have to be harsher”, he pointed out.

Precisely the Madrid Prosecutor’s Office has decided to open proceedings to study whether there was a crime in racist shouting against another Brazilian striker, the Real Madrid player Vinícius Júnior, during the derby between Atlético de Madrid and Real Madrid last Sunday, September 18.

A group of people sang “you’re a monkey, Vinicius, you’re a monkey” around the stadium in the moments before the clash and later when the white team scored the first goal. The episode joins a long list of racist insults in the Spanish First Division. Players like Akapo, from Cádiz, or Inaki Williams of Athletic Bilbaohave also suffered in recent months.