Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior has praised Sevilla for ejecting a fan from their stadium who allegedly racially abused him.
The 23-year-old posted an image on social media following Saturday’s game that showed a supporter making a racist gesture towards him.
The young winger said he had access to a second video showing another fan being abusive.
Madrid and Sevilla played out a 1-1 draw at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium, with Dani Caravajal equalising after an own-goal from David Alaba.
Following the La Liga match, Vinicius said in a statement on X (formerly Twitter): “Congratulations to Sevilla for their quick positioning and punishment in yet another sad episode for Spanish football.
“Unfortunately, I had access to a video of another racist act in this Saturday’s match, this time carried out by a child.
“I am very sorry that there is no one to educate you. I invest, and I invest a lot, in education in Brazil to form citizens with attitudes different from these.
“The face of today’s racist is plastered on websites as on many other occasions. I hope the Spanish authorities do their part and change the legislation once and for all.”
Sevilla also released a statement confirming they had identified and ejected a fan for ‘xenophobic’ and ‘racist behaviour’ before handing him over to the authorities.
They said: “Sevilla FC would like to inform you that after detecting xenophobic and racist behaviour by a fan in their stands.
“They have identified him, expelled him from the stadium and reported him to the police authorities who were working in our stadium.
“Furthermore, the internal disciplinary regulations will be strictly applied to him and he will be expelled as a member imminently.”
Vinicius Junior has constantly been a target of racist abuse in the last 12 months.
Some Atletico Madrid fans sang racist songs towards him outside their stadium in September last year. He was then subjected to abuse at Valladolid in December.
Another major incident happened at Valencia in May when the Brazilian was targeted once again by the home supporters.
The La Liga club were later fined and also handed a partial stadium ban for failing to stop the abuse.
Vinicius has been one of the most important members in Carlo Ancelotti’s side this season.
He has made six appearances in the Spanish top flight this season, with three goal contributions to his name.
- Overrated & Underrated in 2023 – Aston Villa, Arsenal, Liverpool and more
- Bundesliga Weekly: All the action as Frankfurt humiliate Bayern, Leverkusen & Stuttgart draw
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to AC Milan as advisor & RedBird partner
- Arsenal in 2023: Best Player, Best XI, Best Goal & More
- Liverpool keen to sign Maximilian Beier, £25m summer transfer likely
- Girona smash Barcelona to top La Liga: Can they win the league?
- The six best Premier League signings of the season so far
- Manchester City back on track after 2-1 victory over Luton Town
- Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal: Bailey goal extends Villains’ unbeaten home run
- Pep Guardiola denies City are reliant on Rodri but the stats disagree