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Three arrested in Valencia for alleged racist insult to Vinicius



Real Madrid's Vinicius, victim of racist insults.

Real Madrid’s Vinicius, victim of racist insults.

Spanish police have announced on Tuesday that three young men have been arrested in Valencia on suspicion of racially insulting Real Madrid’s Brazilian attacker Vinicius Junior during Sunday’s LaLiga Merengue-Valencia match. .

“Police have today arrested three Valencian youths for racist conduct during last Sunday’s game between Valencia CF and Real Madrid,” the National Police reported. Police launched an investigation following these events, which sparked a wave of indignation on both sides. both in Spain and abroad.

Since arriving in the Spanish capital in 2018, he has been the frequent target of racist insults. Vinicius Junior has claimed he was insulted by being called a ‘monkey’ during the 1-0 defeat to Valencia.

The attacks have been blamed on the player and by Real Madrid, prompting the Valencia Public Prosecutor’s Office (East) to open an investigation into ‘hate crimes’, a crime category that includes racist crimes in Spain.

The Anti-Violence Commission, an organization that relies on the Council for Higher Sport (CSD), said on Monday that it had already “worked to analyze the available images to identify the authors” of the insults and said it had “corresponding sanctions.” is proposing,” he said. .

This new incident caused a lot of reactions in Spain. A place long denounced for the presence of racism in stadiums By athletes and associations who believe the issue is not being taken seriously enough.

“It wasn’t the first time, it wasn’t the second time, it wasn’t the third time. Racism is normal in La Liga. The competition thinks it’s normal and the same applies to federations. Our rivals encourage it,” Vinicius lamented on his social networks after the match.

The president of the Spanish Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, admitted on Monday that “the first step is to recognize that there is a problem of behaviour, education and racism”. Spanish President Pedro Sanchez has called for “no tolerance” for racism in football.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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