Vinicius Camp Nou racist abuse reported by LaLiga
Sunday's Clásico saw Real Madrid overcome Barcelona once again, but some local fans showed the ugly side of their frustration to one of their tormentors.
LaLiga has issued a note stating that it is reporting the racist abuse direction at Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr in Sunday’s Clásico at Camp Nou.
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The main incident happened when the Brazilian star walked around the pitch when news came in that he was being substituted by Carlo Ancelotti, normal practice given the relatively new protocol to leave the field of play at the nearest point so as not to allow time-wasting.
The shouts of abuse were clear, but it is those of a racist nature that LaLiga are complaining about, specifically targeting one supporter.
LaLiga's statement reads:
"Following the events that occurred in the match held at Camp Nou last Sunday, in which a home fan abused Real Madrid player Vinicius Jr with racist insults, LaLiga will proceed to report the event to the Hate Crimes Chamber of the Prosecutor's Office in Barcelona in case they constitute the crime outlined in Article 510 of the Penal Code.
"LaLiga, as it did when [Athletic Bilbao's] Inaki Williams received racist insults at the home of Espanyol in January 2020, will appear as a private complainant to cooperate in the fight against any type of act or behaviour that is racist or xenophobic.
"LaLiga has been fighting this kind of behaviour for years and promoting the positive values of sport."
Vinicius provoked the wrath of the Camp Nou with an excellent performance on the left wing, causing Mingueza problem after problem and playing an integral role in the opening goal for Los Blancos. That Alaba strike set the visitors on their way to a 2-1 victory against their eternal rivals.