Friday, October 27, 2023

“Spanish Football Acknowledges Racism Issue Following Vinicius Controversy”


Spanish football is facing a racism problem, according to Luis Rubiales, the country’s football federation chief. The comments come after Real Madrid lodged a race crime complaint following insults directed at Brazilian forward Vinicius Jr. The incident has prompted calls for La Liga to do more to combat racism, with support from the Brazilian president, FIFA, and sporting stars such as Kylian Mbappe, Rio Ferdinand, and Lewis Hamilton. Vinicius Jr. called for sponsors and broadcasters to hold La Liga accountable, while Valencia football club said it had identified one fan and was working with police to confirm the identity of others who could face punishments including lifetime stadium bans.

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