After the heavy blow against the Manchester City for the Champions League, real Madrid fell again in La Liga to Valencia and lost second place in the table to Atlético de Diego Simon. However, what lost again this Sunday in Spanish football was football. Is that, once again, the Brazilian star Vinicius has been the victim of racist insults in Mestalla.
After the match, the first to pick up the glove was Carlo Ancelotti: “The match had to stop, you can’t play football like this,” said the Real Madrid coach.
“The stadium yelled “monkey, monkey”. He’s a boy, he likes to play football, he wanted to continue, but in this situation it’s very complicated. He has tried to free himself from an attack and is expelled. I’m not angry, I’m sad,” continued the Italian.
After receiving the solidarity of all his teammates (“if he decides to leave, I would go with him”, said the Belgian Courtois), it was Vinicius Jr. himself who spoke and gave the managers of La Liga without a filter.
“It wasn’t the first time, nor the second, nor the third. Racism is normal in La Liga. The competition thinks it’s normal, even the Federation and the opponents encourage it. I am sorry. The championship that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano and Messi now belongs to racists. A beautiful nation, which has welcomed me and the person I love, but which has agreed to export the image of a racist country to the world. I’m sorry for the Spaniards who disagree, but today, in Brazil, Spain is known as a country of racists. And unfortunately, for everything that happens every week, I have no defenses. I agree. But I am strong and will go far against racists. Even if it’s far from here” the Brazilian complained, which provoked a reaction from the president of La Liga, Javier Tebas.
“Since who shouldn’t explain what @LaLiga is and what it can do in cases of racism, we tried to explain it to you, but you did not show up for either of the two agreed dates that you yourself requested. Before criticizing and insulting @LaLiga, you need to inform yourself properly @Vinijr. Don’t let yourself be manipulated and make sure you fully understand each other’s expertise and the work we have done together,” Tebas wrote on his Twitter account.
Some time before, Carlo Ancelotti had mentioned the subject, as if he knew what Tebas’s reaction would be, hours later: “The Spanish Liga has a problem, which is not Vinicius. What happened today has happened before, but not like this. It’s unacceptable. Vinicius is the victim. There is a very serious problem.”
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