The Brazilian soccer player from Real Madrid Vinícius Jr. criticized the inaction of the Spanish League this Saturday, after being the target of racist insults again on Friday, in the match of the 15th day against Valladolid, which the ‘merengues’ won by 2- 0.
“The racists continue to go to the stadiums and see the biggest club in the world up close and LaLiga continues to do nothing… I will continue with my head held high and celebrate my victories and those of Madrid. In the end it is MY fault, ”wrote the Brazilian striker on his official account on the social network Twitter.
In several videos shared on social networks, and also published in the Spanish media, insults directed at Vinícius Jr. as he passed behind the goal defended by his teammate Thibaut Courtois, after being substituted.
The public also threw objects, and the Brazilian could be seen kicking one of them towards the stands of the Estádio José Zorrilla.
Shortly after the publication of the ‘white’ forward, the Spanish League reacted, in a statement, denying the accusation of inaction.
“In view of the publication of Vinícius Jr., a Real player, on his social networks, making a comment that alludes to the lack of action measures by LaLiga in the fight against racism, LaLiga [informa que] detected racist insults from some people, from the stands of the Zorrilla stadium, published on social networks,” the entity clarifies in a statement.
The situation was denounced by the organization before the Anti-Violence Commission and the hate crimes prosecutor’s office, as happened “on other occasions, after investigating racist behavior inside and outside the stadiums.”
LaLiga also recalls that “it led the fight against this type of act”.
At the beginning of December, the Madrid Prosecutor’s Office filed a complaint for the racist chants against the Brazilian Real Madrid footballer, during the derby against Atlético de Madrid, considering that, despite being “unpleasant”, they only “lasted a few seconds”. . So it does not constitute a crime.
According to the ‘Prosecutor’s Office’, the chants pronounced on September 21 by the Atlético de Madrid fans, during the derby in the Spanish capital, are “unpleasant and disrespectful”, but, having been pronounced in a context of “maximum rivalry” and having lasted a short time, cannot constitute a crime.
The Public Ministry had agreed to open an investigation days after the insults, denounced by the club, by the player and by various sports institutions and Spanish society, including the head of the Government, Pedro Sánchez.
The responsible prosecutor concluded, months later, that these chants were added to other insulting expressions and, therefore, they did not specifically attack “against the dignity” of the Brazilian striker.
The 22-year-old player had already been the target of comments for celebrating the goals with a typical Brazilian dance, which ‘Vini’ has defended and continues to use, after saying, in a video, that it is “a cultural expression”.
In the game that Real Madrid won 2-1, the Atlético de Madrid fans chanted “you’re a monkey, you’re a monkey” before, during and at the end of the game in the direction of Vinícius Jr.