Vinicius was angered by racism during Real Madrid’s loss to Valencia, implying that he might leave La Liga to protect himself.
Crime at Mestalla
The racist blows that Vinicius Junior suffered at the Mestalla Stadium, when Real Madrid were Valencia’s guests, made him helpless, no longer in the mind to play and then left the field with a red card.
Finally, the Brazilian player posted a harsh and sincere statement on his Instagram account: “The reward the racists won is me expulsion! That’s not football, it’s La Liga “.
Vinicius further expands, in a very heavy sense: “Not the first, not the second, nor the third. Racism is normal in La Liga. The league thinks it’s the thing. “normally, the Federation too and the opponents encourage it. Very sorry. The championship once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, today belongs to the racists.”
The 22-year-old star has repeatedly commented to those close to him that he is very sad because of what he has suffered in Spain, especially when he feels this country is like his home, where he really wants to be. live.
Therefore, the Real Madrid player gave the reaction: “A beautiful country, which welcomed me and loved me, but agreed to export to the world the image of a racist country. I feel I feel sorry for the Spaniards who don’t approve of this behavior. But today, in Brazil, Spain is known as a country of racists.”
Vinicius highlighted the sense of helplessness he felt in the face of continued racist attacks, which led to nine complaints from La Liga: “Unfortunately, because things happen every week . , I have no defenses. Okay. But I’m strong and I’ll go far against racists. Even away from this place.”
Vini ends up mysteriously, after an issue he dealt with privately, ready to leave La Liga to feel protected.
Less than an hour after the Brazilian’s complaint, La Liga president Javier Tebas replied in a scolding tone: ” For those who don’t explain to you what La Liga is and what can be done in school. In the case of racism, we tried to explain it to you, but you didn’t show up on any day like the deal you yourself asked for.”
On Twitter, Tebas reacted: “Before criticizing and insulting La Liga, it is essential that you are right.”
BTC Spain’s top football league has requested the images for investigation. “Once the investigation is complete, in the event that a crime of racism is discovered, La Liga will take appropriate legal actions.”
Real Madrid’s reaction
Real Madrid expressed its anger through various channels, starting with coach Carlo Ancelotti, who at the end of the game said to put sport aside.
“Do you want to talk about football or do you want to talk about something else?” , the Italian military leader was angry. “I don’t want to talk about football, but about something else, about what happened here. I think that’s the most important thing.”
Ancelotti said that when Vini discovered the insults amid Real Madrid’s attack in the second half, he wanted to leave the game. But the captain insisted that was not the solution: “I told him: I didn’t. It seems fair that you have to stop, you’re not the culprit, you’re the victim.”
Thibaut Courtois also expressed outrage at what young teammates had to endure: “If Vini says ‘I don’t play anymore’, I will leave the field with him. That’s something we can’t stand.”
Ancelotti expressed his reflections with cumulative details regarding Vinicius: “We have a problem. Not my own. For me, Vini is the strongest player in the world. La Liga has problems. With this racism, they have to stop the game.”
Carletto wants a tough response: “It’s not just one person. This is a stadium that insults a player with racist crimes and the game has to be stopped. I would say the same if we win 3- 0. You have to stop the game. There’s no other way.”
From the other side of the technical bench, Ruben Baraja criticized Vinicius’s insults and reactions: ” You have to strongly condemn the racist things, which are only a minority, but the behavior of the players when Being sent off can also be improved.”
Courtois believes that the moment when Vinicius confronted Valencia fans and said their club would be relegated (the win against Real Madrid kept the Bats safe, with 5 points above the relegation zone), was also the product of pressure. the force you have to endure.
The referee’s decision to show the Brazilian player’s red card was called into question. “Hugo Duro grabbed Vini by the neck first” , Courtois said of the image that the cameras recorded, but the VAR team did not notify the referee. “I should have seen a red card for the home player,” complained the Belgian goalkeeper.
Lucas Vazquez, who often accompanied Vinicius in explosive moments on the pitch, reacted: “Vini is another player, top three in the world. We should protect Vini so that he continues for many years at Real Madrid. and La Liga. No one is helping him. Vini is young and personal reaction can improve, but that doesn’t mean everyone can attack him.”