Infantino offers his support to Vinicius Jr after the controversy over racism

Infantino offers his support to Vinicius Jr after the controversy over racism

He FIFA President Gianni Infantinoexpressed his support for the striker Real Madrid Vinicius Jr. after he called “racists” to LaLiga and Spain after receiving insults from fans in Sunday’s game at the Valencian stadium in mestalla.

Vinicius Jr. pointed out to the fans who were insulting him, which caused the match to be stopped for 10 minutes and then got into an altercation with the Valencia players which led to his sending off in the second part. Real Madrid lost 1-0.

The Brazilian international expressed later in Twitter his frustration, he stated that “racism is normal in LaLiga” and described Spain as a “country of racists”.

What FIFA President Gianni Infantino said

“All our solidarity with Vinicius. There is no place for racism in football or in society and FIFA supports all the players who have suffered it firsthand”said infantino it’s a statement.

“The events that occurred during the match between the Valencia and Real Madrid show how crucial this fight is,” he said, adding that “The three-step process exists in FIFA competitions and it is recommended that it be used at all levels of football.”

“First, the game is stopped and announcing. Second, the players leave the field of play and the announcer says that if the (verbal) attacks continue, the game will be abandoned. The match resumes and, thirdly, if the attacks continue, the match will stop and the three points will go to the opponent. ANDThese are the rules that should apply in all countries and in all leagues.”he pointed.

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infantino added that measures to end racism should be supported in education.

Vinicius Jr received a wave of support after the incidentincluding that of President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti.

The league previously filed complaints for racist chants or insults against Vinicius Jr.the last of which was a claim before a court of Majorca after some fans appeared on recordings in which they directed racist insults at the striker.

Spanish police are also investigating a possible hate crime against Vinicius Jr. after a mannequin wearing his number 20 shirt was hung from a bridge in front of Real Madrid’s training ground in January.

Source: Ambito

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