The outburst of the Real Madrid coach, while the player argues on social media with the president of La Liga
“I don’t want to talk about football.” Carlo Ancelotti turns the spotlight on the new case of racism involving Vinicius, the Brazilian striker of Real Madrid, object of racist insults in the match lost by the blancos 1-0 in Valencia. “Do you want to talk about football? I don’t want to talk about football. I want to talk about what happened here, I think it’s more important than a defeat. I’m calm and calm, what happened today shouldn’t happen. An entire stadium screaming ‘ monkey’ to a player…”, Ancelotti’s words in the television interview that went viral.
“I told Vinicius that he’s not the culprit, he’s a victim. We have a problem. In fact, I don’t have a problem. La Liga has a problem. An entire stadium offends a player with racist insults, the match had to be stopped and I’d say so even if we had won 3-0 The referee said that first we need to inform the public about the risks… Inform about what? They insulted Vinicius from the first minute… A stadium insulted a player with racist abuse: let’s see what happens … nothing happens to me,” he adds.
Real Madrid takes a position with a very harsh press release, announcing the appeal to ordinary justice with an act that calls into question the general prosecutor, called to investigate the matter. On Twitter, meanwhile, Vinicius – today received by the president of Real Florentino Perez – manifests all his indignation: “It wasn’t the first time, nor the second, nor the third. Racism is normal in La Liga. Whoever organizes the tournament thinks that “It’s normal, the Federation does it too, the opponents encourage it. I’m so sorry. The championship that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano and Messi today belongs to racists.” Spain is “a beautiful nation, it has welcomed me and I love it, but it has agreed to export the image of a racist country to the world. I am sorry for the Spaniards who do not agree, but today, in Brazil, Spain is known as a country of racists. And unfortunately, in the face of everything that happens every week, I have no defenses. But I am strong and I will go all the way against racists. Even if far from here,” wrote the player, to whom replies the president of La Liga, Javier Tebas.
“Since whoever should do it doesn’t explain to you what La Liga can do in cases of racism, we tried to explain it to you, but you didn’t show up at either of the two agreed meetings that you yourself requested. Before criticizing and insulting La Liga, it is necessary to inform yourself adequately. Do not let yourself be manipulated and make sure you fully understand each other’s skills and the work we have done together”, Tebas said. Vinicius doesn’t like the answer: “Once again, instead of criticizing racists, the president of La Liga appears on social media to attack me. No matter how much I talk and pretend not to read, the image of his championship is tarnished. Look at the answers to its messages… Denying it only makes you equal to racists”.
“La Liga has a problem. There is no person who shouts ‘mono’, it is a stadium that insults a player for racism”. #LaCasadelFútbol #LaLiga pic.twitter.com/MkccCbT6jh
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