La Liga report racist abuse of Real Madrid’s Vinicius

La Liga has reported the racist abuse of Real Madrid forward Vinicius by a Barcelona supporter to local authorities.

The incident happened as the Brazilian player made his way around the Camp Nou pitch after being substituted in the 87th minute during Madrid’s 2-1 win over Barcelona in the first Clásico of the season on Sunday.

A La Liga statement read: “Following the events that occurred in the match held at Camp Nou last Sunday, in which a home fan abused Real Madrid player Vinicius Jr with racist insults, LaLiga will proceed to report the event to the Hate Crimes Chamber of the Prosecutor’s Office in Barcelona in case they constitute the crime outlined in Article 510 of the Penal Code. 

“La Liga, as it did when [Athletic Bilbao’s] Inaki Williams received racist insults at the home of Espanyol in January 2020, will appear as a private complainant to cooperate in the fight against any type of act or behaviour that is racist or xenophobic. 

“La Liga has been fighting this kind of behaviour for years and promoting the positive values of sport.” 

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