The racist insults that Vinícius received last Sunday at the Mestalla have generated a real stir not only nationally, but worldwide. After receiving numerous messages of support and after the Prosecutor's Office opened proceedings for an alleged hate crime against the player, the Brazilian striker continues his particular fight and this Tuesday night he spoke again via Twitter.
On this occasion, Vinícius shared a video that includes various episodes of racism that he has experienced in some First Division camps, accompanied by a text in which he criticizes that these cases are taken as "isolated events" and wonders why so much passivity. Later he published another message thanking the expressions of affection.
"Each game away from home is an unpleasant surprise. And there were many this season. Death wishes, hanged doll, many criminal screams... All recorded," he begins by saying in the message. "But the discourse always falls on 'isolated cases', 'a fan'. No, they are not isolated cases. They are continuous episodes spread across various cities in Spain (and even on a television program)," he says. "The evidence is in the video. Now I ask: How many of these racists had names and photos exposed on websites? I answer to make it easier: zero", criticizes the player.
"What is missing to criminalize these people? And punish the clubs sportingly? Why don't the sponsors charge LaLiga? Don't the televisions bother to broadcast this outrage every weekend?" Vinícius wonders. "It's not football, it's inhumane," he concludes.
Later he published another message with an image of the Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro who turned off his lights in support of the footballer. Vinícius thanked the messages of affection received and declared that "if I have to suffer more and more so that future generations do not go through similar situations, I am ready and prepared".
A new chapter in the 'Vinícius case' that has had great repercussions and has caused the high-ranking leaders of world football to speak out about it. Luis Rubiales, president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation declared yesterday that "as long as there is only one who insults because of skin color, we have a problem." Javier Tebas for his part, starred in a crossover of statements with the Real Madrid forward through Twitter, assuring that "neither Spain nor the League are racist". Some statements that have caused a crossover of accusations between the white club, the RFEF and the League itself.
The Barça coach, Xavi Hernández, was more forceful. "You have to stop the games, you have to stop this. I don't care about the shield, whether it's Vinícius or Eto'o".
A case, that of Vinícius, which recalls the precedent of Iñaki Williams. His was the first opened by criminal means after receiving racist insults from the Espanyol fans in Cornellá on January 25, 2020. A racism that also occurs in the European leagues, where the sanctions are tougher than in Spain .
For its part, Brazil, the player's native country, has sent a formal letter to the Spanish for the racist insults. The Brazilian authorities raise the sentence and study adopting the principle of extraterritoriality.