Will Spanish football tackle its racism problem?
Vinicius Junior, a star footballer for Real Madrid, says Spain’s top league “now belongs to racists.” The Afro-Brazilian player’s declaration comes after a match in which opposing fans from Valencia were filmed chanting the racial epithet “monkey” at him after an altercation on the pitch. This isn’t the first time Vinicius has been targeted by racial abuse this season, and he’s called out Spain’s La Liga for being complicit. Will this latest incident prompt the league to act?
In this episode:
- Moha Gerehou (@MohaGerehou) Journalist and anti-racism activist
- Tim Vickery (@Tim_Vickery) Football journalist based in Brazil
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