The Valencia Prosecutor’s Office has officially opened an investigation to determine whether the racist insults uttered to Vinicius during the soccer match played on Sunday at the Mestalla stadium between Valencia and Real Madrid constitute a hate crime, as reported by the Ministry Fiscal.
This same Monday, Real Madrid has denounced the case before the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE). The Association of Spanish Soccer Players (AFE) and the Movement against Intolerance (MCI) have also announced a complaint before the same headquarters. However, tax sources consulted by Europa Press indicate that there is still no record of all these complaints.
The events took place on Sunday night when shouts of “monkey” were heard from the stands of the Mestalla directed at the Madrid striker. Vini Jr. refused to play, while the referee De Burgos Bengoetxea initiated the protocol against racism and a warning was issued over the public address system. However, the match continued and Vinicius was sent off shortly after in an action with Hugo Duro.
The case has been gaining strength after the player’s anger that he expressed on social networks, where he starred in a scuffle with the president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas.
The Madrid president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, also gave her opinion on the matter this Monday from ABC, where she assured that, despite what happened and the opinion of the carioca, “Spain is not a racist country”, although that image of the fields is “really harmful”
Not only has the ‘Vinicius case’ remained there, which has jumped and has become an international issue. The president of Brazil himself, Lula Da Silva, expressed his support for the footballer from the G7 summit in Japan and has asked FIFA and LaLiga for “serious measures against fascism and racism.”
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