Real Madrid’s Response to Racist Abuse Targeting Vinicius

    Today, Monday May 22, Real Madrid said in a strong statement that racism against Vinicius Junior constituted a “hate crime” and filed a formal complaint with the Spanish prosecutor’s office.

    Real Madrid said in a statement that Brazilian striker Vinicius was racistly attacked during a match between Real Madrid and Valencia on Sunday May 21, which ended with a clean goal for Valencia in the Spanish Liga.

    The match was suspended after the break when Vinicius pointed out to the referee the crowd that had insulted him in the stands, and the 22-year-old later wrote on social media after the match that racism was “normal” in La Liga.

    Real Madrid expresses its dissatisfaction with the events that took place yesterday against Vinicius Junior.

    Today, Monday, the club said in a strongly worded statement that these facts show the extent to which racism is considered a natural phenomenon in the Spanish league, as competitors consider it normal and the federation also encourages it.

    Vinicius Jr.
    Vinicius Jr.

    Real Madrid files hate crime complaint with Spanish state

    Real Madrid states that such attacks also constitute a hate crime, and for this reason, it has filed a complaint with the prosecutor’s office for hate crimes and discrimination, so that the incident that occurred yesterday can be investigated and the necessary measures taken.

    Since Article 124 of the Spanish Constitution provides for the functions of the Prosecutor’s Office to facilitate the process of justice in defense of the rule of law, the rights of citizens and the public interest, and for this reason and in connection with the events that have taken place, Real Madrid has resorted to the Prosecutor’s Office.

    And in a Twitter post, Vinicius, sent off in stoppage time in yesterday’s match, after a quarrel with striker Hugo Duro, said that this was not the first, not the second and not the third time. Racism is normal in La Liga, because both the federation and the rivals consider it normal.

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