Reporter Shin Shin-seop= It’s a shocking comment. A La Liga commentator has claimed that Vinicius Junior needs to look at himself after being racially abused.
Real Madrid lost 0-1 to Valencia in the 35th round of the 2022-23 Spanish La Liga at the Estadio de Mestalla in Valencia, Spain, at 4 a.m. (KST) on April 22. The result leaves Real in third place with 71 points, while Valencia climbs to 13th place with 40 points, moving away from the relegation zone.
Aside from the result, the game was marked by controversy. It was the racial abuse of Vinicius Junior. In the 25th minute of the second half, Vinicius was trying to break down the left flank with a dribble. As he did so, another ball came flying at him. There were two balls on the field.
Normally, a soccer game is played with one ball. If there are two balls on the field due to a mistake by a ball boy or a fan in the stands, the referee will stop the game and put one ball out of play.
Just before Vinicius was about to dribble, a ball entered the field of play. In the previous play, a Real shot was directed into the stands, and the Valencia goalkeeper received the ball from a ballboy. A ball from the stands then entered the field of play.
There was more to come. At the end of the second half, the Valencia home fans shouted racial slurs at Vinicius. Some fans chanted, “You monkey!” and other slogans. “Vinicius burst into tears when he heard the words ‘Vinicius die,'” according to Spain’s DirectoGol. 스포츠토토
Vinicius was determined to fight to the end. After the match, he posted on his personal social media, “Not for the first time, not for the second time, not for the third time. Racism is normal in La Liga. The competitors think it’s normal, the federation does it. The opponents encourage it. It’s a real shame. The league that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi today belongs to racists. A country that chose to show the world the image of a racist country. Today, in Brazil, Spain is known as a racist country. Unfortunately, I can’t defend what happens every week. But I am strong and I will go to the end against racists, even if it is a long journey,” he said in his official statement.