“Championship that belonged to Cristiano & Messi, today belongs to racists” - Vinicius slams La Liga

Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr. has taken to social media on Sunday evening, to send an unwavering message of criticism to the powers overseeing Spanish football.

For those who may have missed it, this comes after the Brazilian international was subjected to a fresh round of disgusting round of racially-motivated abuse.

Real marked their return to action a short time ago, eventually slipping to a hard-fought La Liga defeat at the hands of Valencia.

Post-match, though, it was not the result at the Mestalla which took its place centre stage in the headlines.

Instead, this was the name of Real Madrid wide-man Vinicius Jr.

Before ultimately being given his marching orders for his role in a chaotic injury-time melee, Vinicius was targeted by the home crowd, who directed both monkey noises and offensive chants at the 22-year-old.

After seeing his efforts to draw attention to one member of the Valencia fanbase fail to have the desired effect, Vinicius, in turn, has taken to social media on Sunday night, to make his voice very much heard.

With tonight’s having marked just the latest in a whole host of race-based incidents centering on the explosive attacker in this season’s Spanish top-flight campaign, Vinicius has taken aim at the competition’s organisers in ruthless fashion, going as far as to claim that ‘La Liga today belongs to racists’:

“It wasn’t the first time, nor the second, nor the third. Racism is normal in La Liga. The competition thinks it’s normal, the [Spanish Football] Federation does too and the opponents encourage it.

“I’m so sorry. The championship that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Lionel] Messi today belongs to racists.

The post continues:

“A beautiful nation, which welcomed me and which I love, but which agreed to export the image of a racist country to the world.

“I’m sorry for the Spaniards who don’t agree, but today, in Brazil, Spain is known as a country of racists. And unfortunately, for everything that happens each week, I have no defence. I agree. But I am strong and I will go to the end against racists. Even if far from here.”

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Conor Laird

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