LaLiga files complaint for racist abuse of Vinicius against Mallorca

LaLiga have filed a formal complaint with a court in Mallorca after Vinicius Junior was racially abused by a fan during Real Madrid’s 1-0 league loss to Real Mallorca on Sunday.

TV cameras caught a fan shouting racist chants at Vinicius during the game.

“After analyzing the images and audio recorded from a position near the stands of San Moix, LaLiga forwarded all the information collected, together with the official complaint, to the Court of Palma de Mallorca, as well as to Real Mallorca, for allow to participate in the proceedings,” LaLiga said in a statement on Tuesday.

This is the sixth time that the league has filed a complaint for racist insults or songs targeting Vinicius.

In three of those cases – after games at Barcelona in October 2021, Mallorca in March 2022 and Atletico Madrid last September – prosecutors decided not to press charges.

Two official complaints last month – after racial slurs were leveled at Vinicius during a game against Real Valladolid and a mannequin wearing the player’s shirt was hung from a bridge outside the football pitch Real Madrid training – are still being processed.

“The racists keep going to the stadiums and watching the biggest club in the world, and La Liga does nothing,” Vinicius tweeted in December.

League president Javier Tebas called the accusation “unfortunate” and “unfair”.

ESPN reported on Monday that Vinicius believes the abuse by fans – as well as the way he is the target of mistreatment by opposition players – has reached a critical point, with referees and the media playing a role in creating an atmosphere of tension around. him.

On Tuesday, Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti told a press conference that Vinicius was “a victim” of “a Spanish football problem”.

“It seems Vinicius is the problem, but the problem is what’s going on around Vinicius,” Ancelotti said. “It’s a problem we have to solve. It looks like he’s the culprit, but he’s the victim.”


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