The Brazilian attacker Real Madrid Vinicius Jr. denounced once again the racist incidents in Spanish stadiums and what he considers a lack of action by LaLiga, the body that manages professional football in Spain, which in his opinion «continues to do nothing», as he wrote this Saturday on Instagram.
«The racists continue going to the stadiums and seeing the best club in the world up close and LaLiga continues without doing anything… I will continue with my head held high and celebrating my victories and those of Real Madrid. In the end, it’s my fault», lamented ‘Vini’ in a story on his Instagram account.
According to various videos published on social networks and commented on in the Spanish press, there were racist insults among the public at the José Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid, where Real Madrid won 2-0 on Friday.
«Regarding the events of yesterday (Friday), LaLiga continues to investigate and has detected racist insults from people (not groups) in videos uploaded to social networks, and it will be the subject of a complaint, as in previous cases,» explained a spokesperson for LaLiga to the AFP this Saturday.
Vinicius Junior being called a crooked macaque from Valladolid.
Vini Jr. I continue to suffer racism regularly in Spain and nothing happens… Até when?pic.twitter.com/A5BdE224Lk
– Room12 (@OficialSala12) December 31, 2022
There was already a precedent that was not punished
At the beginning of December, the Spanish justice closed an investigation into racist chants sung by Atlético de Madrid fans against Vinicius in September.
The Madrid prosecutor’s office then said that the chants were «unpleasant, inappropriate and disrespectful» but that they had been uttered within the framework of «a soccer match of maximum rivalry, along with other derogatory or mocking allusions marked by that sporting competition.»
A group of Atlético fans, according to the complaint, had chanted in that derby in the capital «you are a monkey, Vinicius, you are a monkey.»
Both Vinicius and the Brazilian Real Madrid player Rodrygo had been the target of throwing objects in that match, including lighters.