It all happened in the 85th minute of the match between Sevilla and Madrid. Vinicius, who had already had an altercation with the Nervión stands, tangled with goalkeeper Nyland in search of the ball to quickly take a corner kick. The Brazilian pushed the goalkeeper and his Sevilla teammates went to defend him. A tangana formed just in front of the north stand of Sánchez Pizjuán. Objects fell onto the field at the most tense moment of an already very tense match. With Ocampos and Vinicius especially unleashed, a fan made a racist gesture while the brawl was developing, which ended with yellow cards for Vinicius and Ocampos himself by referee De Burgos Bengoechea.
Sevilla acted quickly. He identified and expelled the fan before the end of the match, with his corresponding complaint to the relevant authorities present in the stadium. LaLiga, with its integrity department at the helm, also recorded and identified the fan, who has been denounced for his racist gesture by the League itself. Sevilla, just after the crash, issued a statement confirming the quick action and eviction of the fan due to his racist gesture. The Brazilian from Real Madrid congratulated Sevilla for acting so quickly, but regretted, in a post on Instagram the same Saturday night, that there had been another gesture in the stands.
Here you can see the racist gestures towards Vinícius in the Sánchez Pizjuán. And here there are children… We are allowing Spanish society to be recognized worldwide as a racist society. And this can only be fixed in one way: with sanctions and with education. Even when? pic.twitter.com/SE4YUUmy6A
— Virtues Sánchez (@VirtudesSanchez) October 21, 2023
According to Vinicius himself, they sent him another video. “Congratulations to Sevilla for the quick action and sanction in another sad episode for Spanish football. Unfortunately, I have access to a video of another racist at this Saturday’s game, this time made by a girl. It’s a shame there’s no one to educate her. “I invest a lot in education in Brazil to train citizens with different attitudes,” he explained.
“The face of the racist can be seen on the web pages as so many other times. I hope that the Spanish authorities will do their part and change the legislation once and for all. These people also need to be criminally punished. It would be a great first step to prepare for the 2030 World Cup. I am here to help,” added the Brazilian, who clarified that it was the 19th episode that he experienced in his career.
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