Vinicius Jr, Real MadridThe Brazilian forward was subjected to racist chants during the 1-0 defeat by Valencia at the Mestalla stadium in Spain’s La Liga.
The highlight of the game came in the second half, when video showed Vinicius standing in the stands for the abuse before speaking to the fans in the stands after the break.
La Liga broadcasters said there was an announcement in the stadium asking fans not to insult the players or throw objects onto the pitch.
The referee’s official report on the match explained the incident.
“Racist slur: In the 73rd minute, Mario Kempes from the south tribune directed his head towards Real Madrid’s player number 20. To activate the racism protocol by notifying the voice agent to issue a corresponding alert on the speaker. The game was suspended pending an announcement over the stadium loudspeaker.
Vinicius Jr. was sent off in the final minutes of the match after a dispute with Valencia’s Hugo Duro.
The whites Coach Ancelotti spoke about the situation after the match. Movistar PlusI don’t want to talk about football today… When a whole stadium chants ‘monkey’ at a player and the manager thinks about sending a player off because of it, something bad is happening in this league. He said.
In a separate interview with reporters, Ancelotti suggested that referees should stop the match in other cases of racism in the league. The Italian said. “I am very sad because La Liga is a league with big teams with a good atmosphere. We have to get rid of this. We are in 2023, racism should not exist… The only way for me is to end the game.
His personal Instagram account Vinicius Jr. posted a story “The prize the racists won is my dismissal! ‘This isn’t football, this is @LaLiga.’
Then a Real Madrid player He posted a longer statement on his Twitter page.: “It was not the first, the second, or the third. Racism is common in La Liga. He thinks the competition is normal, the federation does, and the opposition cheers him on. I’m so sorry. The championship that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Cristiano [Ronaldo] And [Lionel] Messi is racist today.
“A beautiful nation that accepted and loved me, but agreed to send the image of a racist country to the world. I feel sorry for the Spaniards who disagree, but today in Brazil Spain is known as a racist country.
“And unfortunately, for everything that happens every week, I have no defense. You have it. But I am strong and will fight against racists until the end. Even if it is far from it.
Later, for A La Liga president Javier Tebas is on Twitter. Vinicius said he did not meet with him twice to discuss the matter, telling him to “inform” himself about LaLiga’s powers and role in racism. said the Brazilian.Again, instead of criticizing racists, the president of La Liga took to social media to attack me. … I’m not your friend to talk about racism. I want actions and punishments. Hashtags don’t move me.”
Real Madrid have mentioned Ancelotti, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and winger Lucas Vazquez on their official social media. But he did not make any statement immediately after the match.
Valencia issued a statement. On their website shortly after the match: “Valencia CF would like to publicly condemn any insults, attacks or demotion in football.” In line with its commitment to the values of respect and sportsmanship, the club has publicly confirmed its stance against physical and verbal abuse in stadiums, and regretted the incident in La Liga’s 35th round match against Real Madrid.
Although the case is unique, insults directed at any football player in the rival team have no place in football and do not match the values and identity of Valencia CF. The club is investigating the incidents and will take strict action. Likewise, Valencia CF condemns any offense and demands the utmost respect for our fans.
Although other Real Madrid players claim that monkey chants were made for Vinicius Jr. including the goalkeeper CourtoisValencia rejected Ancelotti as the stadium chanted “Monkey”.
The club’s corporate director and spokesperson said: “Valencia CF cannot tolerate anyone accusing our fans of being racist. Javier Solis said..
LaLiga released their own statement.Announcing the investigation of the events in the Mestalla.
“In front of the events that happened between Valencia CF and Real Madrid CF at the Estadio de Mestalla, La Liga wants to inform you that it has requested all available images to investigate what happened,” he said. “La Liga will also investigate footage of racist abuse at Vinicius Junior outside the Mestalla stadium.”
According to La Liga’s statement, Vinicius Jr. has been repeatedly racially abused this season. League officials told CNN in March. They do not have the power to punish fans or clubs for racist abuse. Instead, LaLiga can only refer any acts of violence to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) or state prosecutors as legal matters before sporting penalties are handed down.
“LaLiga has been alert to all the racist acts against Real Madrid CF player Vinicius Junior,” the league’s statement continued, before listing nine separate incidents over the past two seasons to the RFEF’s Competition Committee, Anti-Violence Commission, Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance in Sport, Hate Crime. Prosecutors and Courts.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino posted on his Instagram story, “Full solidarity for Vinicius. Racism has no place in football or in society and FIFA stands by all players who find themselves in such situations.
Many famous names in football have given their support to Vinicius. Former defender of England and Manchester United Rio Ferdinand said on Instagram., “Brother you need protection…. Who is waiting for @vinijr in Spain?
“How many times do we have to watch this young man go through this sh*t?? I see pain, I see disgust, I see him needing help… and the authorities do nothing to help him. The public needs to stand together and demand more from the officials who run the game. Nobody deserves this, but you’re letting it go.” There has to be a uniform approach to this, otherwise it will be swept under the carpet again.
Milan striker Rafael Leo tweeted“When does it end?” In response to the incident.