“The championship that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano and Messi, today belongs to racists. A beautiful nation, which welcomed me and the one I love, but which agreed to export to the world the image of a racist country. I feel sorry for the Spaniards who disagree, but today, in Brazil, Spain is known as a country of racists. And unfortunately, for everything that happens every week, I have no defense.” that’s how hard it is Vinicius showed in a release published on his social networks after the racist insults he received in Mestalla during the Real Madrid-Valencia. The reactions did not wait in Brazil, their country of origin, where the issue was covered by all the media and where various institutions, headed by the Brazilian Federation of Soccer, they showed his rejection before the offenses received by the Real Madrid footballer.
The mayor of Rio to Thebes: “Fuck off”
Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, defended Vinicius after the response of Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga, to his statement. The politician of the Social Democratic Party directly insulted the highest representative of the local competition.
“Go to hell, son of a… Javier Tebas, do you want to blame the victim, idiot?” the Brazilian president wrote in Spanish.
How long will humanity continue to be a spectator and complicit in cruel acts of racism? (Brazilian Football Federation)
The Brazilian Football Federation He has been blunt with what happened at Mestalla: “How long are we going to live in the middle of the 21st century episodes like the one witnessed, once again, in LaLiga?”. The president of the Federation, Ednaldo Rodrigues, concluded that “there is no joy where there is racism” and he considers it “a global disease.”
“The Brazilian Government will not tolerate racism here or outside of Brazil!” (Brazilian Ministry of Racial Equality)
The new ministry inaugurated by President Lula Da Silva, the Ministry of Racial Equality, has firmly condemned the insult towards Vinicius. From the Rio de Janeiro executive they intend to denounce the case: “We repudiate another racist attack against Vini Jr. We will notify the Spanish authorities and La Liga.” “We will work so that each athlete brazilian black can practice your sport without to experience violence”, ends the message.
“In a game marked by racism, Madrid falls to third place” (ESPN)
In the Brazilian edition of the American medium stand out “another sad episode of racism suffered by Vinicius Jr”. The Real Madrid winger ended up expelled and with too many revolutions after the confrontation with the stands. “After completely out of his mind, Vini punched a rival in the face” concludes ESPN.
“Vinicius Jr is once again the victim of an unfortunate episode of racism in Spain” (Globo)
He brazilian newspaper emphasizes the confusion caused by the second ball that Cömert threw to Vinicius while he was driving towards the goal. “The protagonist of the incident, the Brazilian was rebuked by the local stands and then pointed to the sector of the fans who were shouting ‘mono” describes Globo.
“The meringues lose 1-0 in Valencia, however the result was in the background” (Correio Brazilense)
“The Brazilian Vinicius was once again the target of racism in the Spanish championship” writes the Brazilian Post in his chronicle of Madrid’s defeat at Mestalla. The Rio de Janeiro media highlights the announcements over the public address system that were made to calm the Valencian fans: “The game stopped for eight minutes. As the delegates tried to rectify the situation, the sound system warned that the match had been interrupted by racist chants. As it was ignored, a second message had to be sent”.
“It was a matter of time before the crowd started calling him a monkey” (O Dia)
The Rio de Janeiro newspaper focuses on the state ofdejection” that Vinicius manifested after the episode of racism with the stands che. In line with the rest of the Rio de Janeiro media, O Dia highlights the reiteration with which the Brazilian suffers these attacks: “The star of the Brazilian team continued to be the target of offenses”.
The european press It has been more lukewarm with what happened in the Valencian fiefdom. From France L’Equipe has echoed the insults and in Italy La Gazzeta dello Sport has also denounced the case.
New racist insults against Vinicius? (L’Equipe)
“Mad with rage, the winger complained to the referee about some racist insults he has already suffered this season. Vinicius did not want to resume the game for a while, but he finally changed his mind ”, describes L’Equipe. The half Frenchman charged against Real Madrid for their last matches: “Real Madrid had nothing left to play for, but this setback, sealed after seventeen minutes of discount, tarnishes his Championship final a little more”.
“Chaos due to the anomaly of the situation” (La Gazzeta dello Sport)
The bizarre action between Cömert and Vinicius that triggered the controversy in the stands is the focus of concern for La Gazzeta dello Sport. “During the break, Vinicius heard a racist insult from the stands and asked for the expulsion of the Valencian fan. The result was a long conversation with the referee De Burgos Bengoetxea and with Ancelotti who tried to calm down the Brazilian who assured that he no longer wanted to play again.r”, concludes the gazette.