Tebas slams Vinicius for criticizing La Liga’s racist stance
Real Madrid striker Vinicius Junior and La Liga president Javier Tebas have clashed on social media over La Liga’s stance on combating racism.
On Saturday, the Brazil international accused La Liga of continuing to do nothing about racist fans at matches, after videos on social media showed supporters shouting abuse at him and throwing objects at him during a game the day before.
LaLiga issued a statement condemning all forms of hate speech and saying it followed instances of racism at the game.
Vinicius appeared to be abused at the Jose Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid as he walked past supporters after being substituted in Madrid’s 2-0 win over Real Valladolid on Friday.
“The racists keep going to stadiums and watching the biggest club in the world up close and La Liga keep doing nothing,” Vinicius said wrote on Twitter.
Os racistas seguem indo aos estádios e assistindo ao maior clube do mundo de perto ea @The league segue sem fazer nada…
Seguirei de cabeça erguida e comemorando as minhas vitórias e do Madrid.
No final culpa é MINHA. 🤙🏿 pic.twitter.com/5ztuTjP4s6
— Vini Jr. (@vinijr) December 31, 2022
“I will continue with my head held high and celebrate my victories and those of Madrid.”
However, Tebas responded to Vinicius’ tweet on social media and criticized him.
“In La Liga, we have been fighting racism for years” Tebas wrote on Twitter. “@Vinicius Junior, it is unfortunate, unfair and wrong to publish that La Liga is not doing anything against racism. Inform yourself better.
“We are at your disposal so that together we can go in the same direction.”
Tebas also shared an official statement on Saturday in which the league said it was reviewing Friday’s game.
“LaLiga has detected racist insults in the stands of the Zorrilla stadium, published on social media,” the Spanish top-flight league said.
“These facts will be reported to the Anti-Violence Commission and the Hate Crimes Prosecutor’s Office, as has been done on other occasions.”
The league detailed how it had dealt with incidents of racist player abuse in the past and said it would continue to fight “the scourge of violence, racism, xenophobia and intolerance in the world”. sport”.
In September, Atletico Madrid fans were filmed directing racist chants at the 22-year-old outside their Wanda Metropolitano stadium ahead of a game against Madrid.