The Ministry of Equality has sent a letter to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and La Liga on Monday to request that they "strengthen and apply the measures that allow the fight against racism", after the chants against the Real Madrid player Vinícius this Sunday in Valencia.
Although in its letter the department headed by Irene Montero acknowledges progress, it requests that the principles of equal treatment and non-discrimination in the professional field be promoted, the Ministry reports in a statement.
After delving into the "seriousness and repetition of these incidents" in football stadiums, Equality has urged to take the "necessary measures" to ensure compliance with the Law against violence, racism, xenophobia and intolerance in sport " which provides for the suspension of the meeting and the partial or total eviction of the capacity when a racist incident occurs.
Likewise, the Ministry has offered the RFEF and La Liga their collaboration in drawing up an action plan against racism that includes training, awareness-raising and complaint measures to improve coordination between La Liga and the clubs and to contribute to "eradicating racial prejudice in sport.
For his part, Montero has urged the approval of a law to fight against structural racism and hate speech, and to include training in this regard in educational centers.
Precisely, this Monday sources from the Ministry have informed EFE that the 021 telephone service for victims of racial or ethnic discrimination has been in operation since the beginning of May.
Montero today encouraged all victims of racist discrimination to call the phone after condemning "roundly" the attacks suffered by Vinícius in Mestalla, the Valencia stadium.