Seven people have been penalized for their insulting actions towards Vinicius Jr, the Brazilian striker of Real Madrid.
The offences took place on different dates and have now resulted in legal repercussions.
Four men, who displayed a dummy of Vinicius near Real Madrid’s training facility in January, have been ordered to pay €60,001 each and prohibited from entering stadiums for two years. They were recently apprehended and later freed on bail by a Madrid judge.
Additionally, three people, aged between 18 and 21, have been charged €5,000 each and banned for one year for making racist signs during Real Madrid’s match against Valencia on 21st May. The police arrested them two days after the game.
These measures were enforced by Spain’s State Commission against Violence, Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance in Sport, as announced by the country’s Sports Commission on Monday.
Vinicius Jr expressed his dissatisfaction with the Spanish league, stating that it “belongs to racists.”
La Liga president Javier Tebas faced widespread backlash for his initial reaction on social media, where he advised Vinicius to “inform yourself properly.”
However, Tebas later apologized to the 22-year-old, clarifying that he did not mean to “attack” him.