Real Madrid winger, Vinicius Junior has labelled the Spanish La Liga a championship owned by racists after facing yet another racist abuse on Sunday night in his team’s 1-0 loss against Valencia.
The second half of the game became chaotic after Vinicius squared off with the Valencia fans and was later sent off for hitting Hugo Duro during a brawl.
Following what seemed to be racial insults directed at Vinicius by a Valencia fan, there was a delay of several minutes.
Africa Today News, New York reports that Brazilian racism is increasingly common in La Liga, according to a Twitter post in response to the event, since this is not the first, second, or third time he has been attacked racially.
He claimed that Spain was now viewed as a racist nation in his native Brazil.
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‘It wasn’t the first time, nor the second, nor the third. Racism is normal in La Liga. The competition thinks it’s normal, the Federation does too and the opponents encourage it. I’m so sorry. The championship that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano and Messi today belongs to racists.
‘A beautiful nation, which welcomed me and which I love, but which agreed to export the image of a racist country to the world. I’m sorry for the Spaniards who don’t agree, but today, in Brazil, Spain is known as a country of racists.
‘And unfortunately, for everything that happens each week, I have no defense. I agree. But I am strong and I will go to the end against racists. Even if far from here,’ Vinicius wrote.
Africa Today News, New York reports that Real Madrid had on at least than three occasions issued statements to condemn racist abuse suffered by Vinicius Junior.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti had said Spanish football had a racism problem and needed to be prepared to halt matches in need be.