MADRID, 22 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, affirmed that neither Spain nor the national competition are "racist" and described it as "very unfair" to say that, alluding to the statements by the Brazilian forward of Real Madrid Vinícius Júnior, who received racist insults this Sunday in the match against Valencia in Mestalla.
"Neither Spain nor LaLiga are racist, it is very unfair to say that. From LaLiga we denounce and persecute racism with all the hardness within our powers," said the president of the club association on his personal Twitter account.
Javier Tebas recalled that this 2022-23 season racist insults have been reported 9 times, 8 of them for insults against Vinícius Júnior himself. "We always identify the madmen and file the complaint with the sanctioning bodies. It doesn't matter if they are few, we are always relentless," he said.
In this sense, Tebas stressed that he cannot "allow" the image of a competition to be tarnished, which is a "symbol of union between peoples", where more than 200 black players in the 42 professional clubs receive "respect" every day " and the "affection" of all the fans. "Racism is an extremely specific case that we are going to eradicate," he said.