After another racism scandal, Real Madrid's star striker Vinicius Junior has made serious allegations against the Spanish football league. "It wasn't the first, nor the second, nor the third time. Racism is normal in La Liga. The competition thinks it's normal, the federation thinks so too and the opponents encourage it. I'm sorry. The championship that once was Ronaldinho, Ronaldo , which belonged to Cristiano and Messi, today belongs to the racists. A beautiful nation that welcomed me and that I love, but which has agreed to export to the world the image of a racist country," wrote the Brazilian in the social networks after racist insults against him again in the game at FC Valencia (0-1).
The stadium spokesman asked fans after the incidents to show respect and refrain from racist remarks. Shortly before the end, Vinicius also saw the red card after forming a pack. In the past there had been repeated racist insults against the 22-year-old.
"I'm sorry for the Spaniards who disagree, but today in Brazil Spain is considered a country of racists. And unfortunately for everything that happens every week I have no defense. But I'm strong and I'll fight to the end racists," added the striker, who repeatedly accused those responsible for the league of inaction.
LaLiga President Javier Tebas told Vinicius on Twitter: "Before you criticize and slander LaLiga, you need to be properly informed. Don't let yourself be manipulated and make sure you understand each other's competencies and the work we've done together have, understand." Tebas criticized that the striker did not appear on any of the agreed dates. The league said it would investigate the incident. "Should a hate crime be identified, we will take appropriate legal action," it said.
Vinicius Junior received support from his home country. President Luiz Inácio Lula began his press conference at the end of the G7 summit in Hiroshima with a statement on the national player. He expressed his solidarity with the offensive player. "It is not possible that, almost in the middle of the 21st century, racial prejudice is gaining strength in several football stadiums in Europe," said Lula.
Real coach Carlo Ancelotti also pledged his support to Vinicius: "Today was a sad day at the Mestalla when a group of fans showed their worst version. It's time to stop talking and act vigorously. Racism has neither in football nor in society. No to racism, "wrote the Italian on Instagram.