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Real Madrid and La Liga not doing enough to support racist abuse-stricken Vinicius Junior

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior wants more protection from Spain’s footballing authorities and institutions, reports The Athletic.

The Brazil international has been constantly subjected to racial abuse from opposition fans.

Real Mallorca fans targeted Vinicius again during last Sunday’s La Liga game.

Racial slurs were also directed at the 22-year-old at the Estadi Mallorca Son Moix last February.

It is the third time Vinicius has suffered racist abuse on the pitch this term. However, there has been no official response from the Santiago Bernabeu club.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti condemned the incident as he has regularly done, but that is simply not enough.

Madrid must let the world know they are behind their players by regularly putting out official statements anytime such happens.

They have issued statements condemning the abuses three times. However, Vinicius has been racially abused six times.

Madrid president Florentino Perez has never commented on the matter, and his silence speaks volumes.

La Liga said after weekend’s incident that a complaint had been filed with the relevant local courts.

They stated it was the sixth time this had been done about the racist abuse Vinicius has suffered.

Fines and match bans have been handed to erring fans in some cases. Unfortunately, nothing was done in some cases.

For instance, Madrid’s public prosecutor’s office opened an investigation into racist chants directed at the Brazilian outside the Estadio Metropolitano by Atletico Madrid fans last September.

Sadly, a decision was made two months later not to pursue any charges.

It was claimed that the chants took place within the context of ‘a football game with maximum rivalry’.

Vinicius strongly criticised La Liga on social media after Real Valladolid fans abused him last December.

However, La Liga president Javier Tebas refuted the claim and that inadvertently sent a message to racists.

He is fond of taking aim at the Premier League, but he could learn a thing about taking a stand against racism from them.

The English top flight say ‘no room for racism’ with their actions and words.

The Spanish top flight must start showing they mean what they say by meting out stricter punishments to defaulting clubs and fans.

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