Spanish league slams racist abuse targeting Vinícius Júnior during 'clasico' at Barcelona

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league has denounced racist abuse targeting Vinícius Júnior at last weekend’s “clasico” match between host Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Madrid forward Vinícius, who is Black, has been the victim of repeated racist verbal attacks from fans in the past two seasons.

On Saturday, the league included the incident from the Oct. 28 game in its weekly report to the Spanish soccer federation. The report compiles incidents at stadiums that could “incite violence or have insulting or intolerant contents.”

The league says that Brazil star Vinícius was targeted by a fan during the game that Madrid won 2-1 at Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium.

Barcelona has said it will investigate all alleged racist acts by its supporters.


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