Following the alleged racist abuse of Vinicius Jr., the Royal Spanish Football Federation and The Technical Committee of Referees have taken action by dismissing six VAR referees. Vinicius found himself at the center of controversy during Real Madrid 1-0 defeat to Valencia. Since, he engaged in a heated confrontation with Valencia supporters racially abusing him from the stands. The incident highlights the ongoing issue of racism in football. Thus the need for measures to combat such behavior.
Vinicius faced racial abuse and a confrontation with Valencia supporters. He received a red card for slapping Hugo Duro in response after some manhandling from the Valencia player. The incident led to ironic jeers from the home fans. In response, Vinicius took to social media to express his frustration. Thus condemning the actions of the supporters and criticizing the lack of action from La Liga. His statement highlights the importance of addressing racism in football and holding responsible parties accountable for their actions.
According to Marca, the decision to sack the officials was due to incomplete images that were provided to the on-field referee, De Burgos Bengoechea. This ultimately led to Vinicius’ red card. This development suggests that measures are there to address the situation and ensure proper accountability in refereeing decisions.
“They cannot find the reason why the sequence sent only referred to the Brazilian’s blow to Hugo Duro’s face and not to the rest of the play.”
What did Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti say regarding the abuse?
Meanwhile, Real Madrid also said on their behalf:
“Real Madrid C. F. strongly condemns the events that took place yesterday against our player Vinícius Junior.“
“These events represent a direct attack on the social and democratic model of coexistence of our State based on the rule of law.“
“Real Madrid believes that such attacks also constitute a hate crime, and has therefore filed the corresponding report with the Attorney General’s Office, specifically with the Prosecutor’s Office against crimes of hatred and discrimination, in order for the facts to be investigated and for those responsible to be held accountable.”
“Article 124 of the Spanish Constitution stipulates that the role of the Public Prosecutor’s Office is to promote the pursuit of justice in defense of legality and the rights of citizens and the public interest.”
Carlo Ancelotti also expressed his disapproval of the incident and emphasized the need for action against such behavior.
“I’m calm, but what happened today shouldn’t happen.”
“For a stadium to shout ‘monkey’ at a player and for a coach to think about taking him off for that… There’s something wrong with this league.”
“It has to be stopped. And I would say the same if we won 3-0.”
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