La Liga president finally apologises to Vinicius Jr

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Vinicius Jr and La Liga president Javier Tebas, had a war of words following the game against Valencia last weekend.

Vinicius Jr was racially abused by the Valencia fans, and while he blasted the La Liga and Spain for being complicit, La Liga president Javier Tebas traded words with the Brazilian, rather than condemning the act.

After receiving backlash from all corners, Javier Tebas has now rendered a public apology to Vinicius Jr for the comment he made.

“I always tell this to my entire work team. When people or an important part of them understand a message in a certain way, then they are right so I have to be sorry because I think my message was not understood, especially in Brazil,” Tebas said in his chat with ESPN Brazil.

“So, I have to be sorry because I think my message and the intent with which I wrote it, an important part of it was not understood, especially in Brazil.

“Because my intent was not to attack Vinícius, but rather to clarify that Vinícius just one month ago made a video supporting the actions of LaLiga [against racism].”