Monday, May 29

Vinicius: “Racism is normal in LaLiga, Spain is known as a country of racists”

Real Madrid striker Vinicius Junior has harshly criticized LaLiga this Sunday for racism in the competition after incidents with fans in the match against Valencia. “It is not the first time, nor the second, nor the third. Racism is normal in LaLiga. The competition believes that it is normal, the Federation also and the opponents encourage it”, the footballer wrote on Twitter.

For Vinicius Junior, the championship that “once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano and Messi” today is “of the racists”. “A beautiful country, which welcomed me and which I love, but which has agreed to export the image of a racist country to the rest of the world. I feel sorry for the Spaniards who disagree, but today in Brazil Spain is known as a country of racists. And sadly, for all that has happened, I can’t defend him. I agree ”, he lamented.

The president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, has answered describing it as insults. “Since those who should not explain to you what LaLiga is and what it can do in cases of racism, we have tried to explain it to you, but you have not shown up for either of the two agreed dates that you requested yourself. Before criticizing and insulting LaLiga, it is necessary that you inform yourself properly. Do not let yourself be manipulated and make sure you fully understand each other’s competencies and the work we have been doing together”, the president of the employers’ association responded.

The footballer has regretted that, “once again”, instead of criticizing the racists Thebes decides to “attack him”. “Ignoring it only makes you equate yourself with racists. I’m not his friend to talk about racism. I want actions and punishments. Hashtags don’t move me.”

The match against Valencia had to be interrupted due to a racist incident. When the Real Madrid player went to take out the baseline, he heard a racist insult, to which he refused to continue playing and pointed out to the fan that he had insulted him in order to notify the referee, De Burgos Bengoetxea. From the public address system of the stadium it was indicated that “racist insults were not going to be tolerated.”

Lula da Silva: “I hope measures are taken”

The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has condemned this Sunday the racist insults poured against the striker and has asked the authorities to take action.

“I want to have a gesture of solidarity with Vinicius, a young man who is undoubtedly the best player at Real Madrid, and who suffers repeated attacks. I hope that FIFA and other entities take measures to prevent racism from taking over football ”, he wrote.

Racist chants against Vinicius are recurring. In February they yelled at him “fucking monkey” during the match between RCD Mallorca and Real Madrid. In addition, the League filed complaints for the insults during the match between Real Valladolid and Real Madrid in January this year, before the competent judicial, administrative and sports bodies. Objects were thrown at the footballer and they called him a “monkey” from the stands. The same thing that Atlético de Madrid fans shouted at him in September before and during the derby that was played at the Metropolitano stadium.

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