Real Madrid striker Vinicius Junior (22, Brazil) of the Spanish professional football Primera Liga expressed strong anger, saying, “Racial discrimination has become commonplace in La Liga.”
On the 22nd (Korean time)메이저사이트at Mestaya Stadium in Valencia, Spain, where the 35th round of the 2022-2023 La Liga between Real Madrid and Valencia was held, a heated battle of words broke out between Vinicius and the home crowd of Valencia during the second half, and the game was temporarily suspended.
In the 23rd minute of the second half when Real Madrid was trailing 0-1, Vinicius earned a foul the moment Vinicius dug into the left side of the penalty area.
While Vinicius was breaking through, another ball came into the Valencia penalty area, and an absurd situation occurred when the defender kicked the ball, which coincidentally hit the ball exactly as Vinicius was dribbling.
While the referee gave a yellow card to the Valencia defender who had kicked the ball and managed to rectify the situation, Vinicius began to engage in a war of words with the spectators behind the goal, pointing fingers at each other.
Vinicius complained to the referee that he had been subjected to racial discrimination by instructing certain spectators, and the game was suspended for a while as his Real Madrid teammates joined in.
The game, which had stopped for about 10 minutes, resumed, but this time at the end of extra time in the second half, players from both teams had an emotional fight.
Vinicius, who was leaving the ground amidst the boos of the Valencia fans, made a ‘2’ with two of his fingers and pretended to fall to the ground, making a gesture to ‘get down to part 2’. did it
Vinicius Junior making a ‘2’ with his fingers
After 17 minutes of extra time, Valencia ended up winning 1-0.
After the game, Vinicius was outraged through social media, saying, “This is not the first, second, or third time. Racial discrimination has become commonplace in La Liga.”
He wrote, “Looking at the La Liga Secretariat’s response, it seems to encourage racism. In Brazil today, Spain is recognized as a racist country.”