The Valencia club announced on the 23rd (Korea Standard Time) that it has confirmed three Valencia fans who caused controversy over Vinicius Junior (23) for racist acts.
Valencia said in a statement, “According to the club’s commitment to all forms of racism and violence, the three will be banned from the stadium for life.”먹튀검증
“The club is also working with the police to identify other perpetrators. From the moment of the unfortunate incident, the club has been working quickly with the rapid authorities to analyze all available videos and take measures quickly and strongly, he added.
The incident occurred in a match between Valencia and Real Madrid in the 35th round of the 2022-23 Spanish Primera Liga in Mestalla, Valencia, Spain, on the 22nd. Vinicius engaged in a war of words with Valencia fans in the second half, partly due to some Valencia fans mimicking a monkey with racist messages at Vinicius. The perpetrators did not end here, but threw a lighter, and shouted racist slogans such as “Vinicius Die” and “Monkey.”
Vinicius said on social media after the match, “This is not the first time this has happened. It’s not the second, it’ Racism is common and normal in the Primera Liga. Rather, I encourage it,” he said, criticizing, “This place where Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi played now belongs to racists.”
“Looking at the handling of the Primera Liga secretariat, it seems to encourage racism. “I’m sorry to the Spanish, but in my country, Brazil, Spain is recognized as a country of racism,” he said. “Unfortunately, it happens every week here. There’s no stopping it. But I will fight against racists even if I am strong and have a long way to go,” he said.
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Regarding Vinicius’ racist damage, Real Madrid said, “Racism attacks are also hate crimes. “We have filed a case with the prosecution to investigate the facts and clarify our responsibilities,” he said.
Valencia also said, “We are against all forms of racism and violence. “We’ve found a fan who made racist remarks to Vinicius and we’ll take strong action,” he said.
Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Football Association (RFEF), said in an official press conference in Madrid, “We must recognize that Spain has a problem. This is a serious problem that tarnishes teams, soccer fans, clubs, and countries,” he said strongly.
▲ Vinicius, who was instructed to leave, left the field and marked two with his finger. It means mocking Valencia, which is in the relegation zone.
▲ Valencia players surround Vinicius and threaten him.
Vinicius, whose emotions boiled in the game, also clashed with Valencia players at the end of the game, and in the process, he received a red card for hitting Valencia Hugo Duro in the face.
The referee communicated with VAR officials to confirm Vinicius hitting Duro.
There was a situation in which Valencia players strangled Vinicius before Vinicius punched him, but the on-field review video only showed Vinicius hitting him. Real Madrid protested that the decision was wrong, and the Spanish Football Federation fired all VARs involved in the game.