Last Sunday (21), during the football match between Real Madrid and Valencia, in Spain, which is part of the Spanish La Liga championship, Vinícius Jr. was the victim of yet another racist attack by the rival team’s fans. The player suffered prejudiced insults and was harassed by local fans.
At the end of the match, the Brazilian commented on the racist episode and its consequences: “It wasn’t the first time, nor the second nor the third. Racism is normal in La Liga. The competition thinks it’s normal, the Federation does too and the opponents encourage it. I’m so sorry. The championship once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano and Messi, today it belongs to racists. I am sorry for the Spaniards who do not agree, but today, in Brazil, Spain is a racist country”.
After the repercussions of the match, Javier Tebas, president of La Liga, responded to Vinícius Jr.’s comment critically and did not assume responsibility for what happened in the last football match. On the other hand, the striker’s team, Real Madrid, triggered the Attorney General of the State of Spain to file a complaint about hate crime and discrimination.
“Real Madrid CF expresses its strongest disgust and condemns the events that took place yesterday against our player Vinícius Júnior. These facts constitute a direct attack on the model of coexistence of our social and democratic State of law. Real Madrid considers that such attacks also constitute a hate crime, which is why it has submitted the corresponding complaint to the State Attorney General’s Office, specifically, to the Attorney General’s Office against hate crimes and discrimination, so that the facts can be investigated and responsibilities established. , declared the team in a statement.