Vinicius slams La Liga and ‘racist Spain’

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Real Madrid lost 1-0 to Valencia in today’s La Liga clash.

The game was however marred as Vinicius Jr was again subjected to racist abuse.

The 22-year-old Brazilian was the subject of discriminatory abuse during the game and angrily singled out a spectator who had directed the racial comments towards him.

Vinicius would later get a red card after he appeared to strike Hugo Duro following a melee inside the penalty area.

After the match, the Brazilian posted an Instagram story expressing his anger at the abuse be received, and how racism has spoilt the game in Spain.

“It wasn’t the first time, not the second and not the third. Racism is normal in La Liga,” he wrote.

“The competition thinks it’s normal, so does the Federation and the opponents encourage it. I am so sorry.

“The championship that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano and Messi, today belongs to the racists.

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

“Sorry for the Spaniards who do not agree, but today, in Brazil, Spain is known as a country of racists. And unfortunately with everything that happens on a weekly basis, I have no way to defend.

“I agree. But I’m strong and will go to the end against the racists. Even though its far from here.”