Vinicius (23, Brazil) of Real Madrid shed tears after being racially discriminated against during the match. Brazilian President Lula also raised his voice against the repeated racial discrimination against Vinicius.
Vinicius shed tears after the 35th round of the Spanish Primera Liga in the 2022-23 season against Valencia held at Mestaya Stadium in Valencia, Spain on the 22nd (Korean time).
The reason Vinicius shed tears was the racist behavior of Valencia home fans towards him during the game.
On this day, Vinicius had a war of words with Valencia home fans in the 23rd minute of the second half when the team was trailing 0-1. Vinicius raised his voice as he pointed his finger at a fan and appealed to his referee that certain spectators were racist towards him. As a result, Real Madrid teammates joined in and the game was suspended.
Even after that, some fans of Valencia did not stop saying “monkey” and “die Vinicius” to Vinicius, and eventually Vinicius shed tears. After the game, some spectators continued to attack Vinicius by making monkey noises in front of the pitch.
This is not the first time racism has been committed against Vinicius. In the meantime, Vinicius was ridiculed and personally insulted during a La Liga match because of his dark skin.
After the match, Vinicius said on his social network service (SNS), “This is not the first time. Racism in the Primera Liga is nothing special. The league where Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Lionel Messi once played is now owned by racists. . In Brazil, Spain is known as a racist country,” he said, criticizing the Primera Lira Secretariat and the Spanish football world for neglecting racist acts. 스포츠토토
He continued, “Unfortunately, I cannot defend the racist acts that happen every week. But I will fight against them to the end,” showing a strong will.
In response to Vinicius’ continued damage, President Lula insisted, “I want to fight racism with Vinicius. I hope that human rights groups, including FIFA, will take action to eliminate racism in football.”