Vinicius Junior has criticised La Liga after being racially abused by opposition fans in Real Madrid’s win over Real Valladolid.
The 22-year-old was racially abused by Atletico Madrid fans in September, the club apologized and La Liga reported the matter to the authorities.
A similar incident apparently occurred in Real Madrid’s first game back after the winter break in Valladolid. During the game, which the visitors won 2-0, there were attacking chants from the home fans.
These chants were directed at Vinicius Junior and the abuse escalated after he kicked an object thrown at him back into the stands.
Following the incident, the striker took to Twitter to express his frustration with the Spanish league, as he felt the governing body was not doing enough to stamp out racism.
“Racists continue to go to stadiums and watch the biggest club in the world closely and La Liga continues to do nothing…,” he said. “I will continue with my head held high and celebrate my victories and the victories of Madrid. over, it’s MY fault.”
In response, La Liga issued a statement outlining the measures being taken.
“We are investigating yesterday’s match and will be working with the clubs and the relevant authorities to identify and prosecute anyone who was found guilty of hate speech,” a spokesman said.
“Regarding yesterday’s events, LaLiga is still investigating, but has already identified racist insults from some individuals (not groups) in videos uploaded to social media, which, as in previous cases, will be the subject of an official complaint.”