MADRID, 24 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Dozens of demonstrators have protested on Tuesday night in front of the Spanish Consulate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with chants of 'racist LaLiga' and demands that the Spanish Government take measures in the context of the racist attacks against the Real forward Madrid Vinicius Jr.
"The Spanish State owes us answers!", highlighted the movement, which brings together militants from the black cause, the anti-racist fight, the cause of women, sexual diversity and the fight against all kinds of discrimination and prejudices, reports the news portal G1.
The Brazilian Military Police has asked the demonstrators to remove the banners from the walls of the consulate, but has finally given up due to the complaints of the participants.
The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, condemned this Sunday the racist insults directed against the striker Vinicius in the match against Valencia at the Mestalla, asking the authorities to take action. "I want to make a gesture of solidarity with Vinicius, a young man who is undoubtedly Real Madrid's best player, and who suffers repeated attacks. I hope that FIFA and other entities take measures to prevent racism from taking over football," he said. Lula through his profile on the social network Twitter.
The Ministry of Racial Equality of Brazil and the Ministry of Equality of Spain have signed a joint statement on Tuesday in which they stated that cases like that of Vinicius "cannot go unpunished" and demand "concrete and effective actions" to fight against this type of behaviors.
Vinicius has criticized LaLiga and the Spanish soccer fans for "normal racism" in the competition, after racist insults marked the duel against Valencia, for which the Brazilian player refused to play at the Mestalla.