LaLiga, Spain’s preeminent football league in the UEFA alliance, is under attack from one of the league’s biggest stars.
Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior has accused the league of inactivity over racism during league matches. Vinicius, who is black, was recently racist at the end of a match between Real Madrid and Real Valladolid.social media videos identified the moment.
Vinicius on Saturday blamed the league and other players for their lack of action. He tweeted, closely translated as“Racists keep going to stadiums and watching the biggest clubs in the world up close and La Liga do nothing … I keep my head held high and celebrate my victory and that of Madrid. it’s my fault.”
Os racistas seguem indo aos estádios e assistindo ao maior clube do mundo de perto ea @ La Liga Segue sem fazer nada…
Seguirei de cabeça erguida e comemorando as minhas vitórias e do Madrid.
There is no final Carpa E Minha. 🤙🏿 pic.twitter.com/5ztuTjP4s6
— Vini Jr. (@vinijr) December 31, 2022
La Liga issued a statement following the controversy: “In light of the posts by Real Madrid player Vinicius Jr. on his social media profile, which hinted at the lack of action taken by La Liga in combating racism. In the meantime, La Liga has been identified by some individuals whose racist insults were posted on social media, standing at the Estadio de Zorilla.”
The league said it would report the incident to the Anti-Violence Commission and the Public Prosecutor’s Office for Hate Crime.
However, if these incidents continue, further action may be required. And, unfortunately, it is very likely.