MADRID, 3 Jan. (.) –
LaLiga has filed complaints with judicial, administrative and sports bodies for racist insults against Real Madrid’s Brazilian striker Vinicius Júnior during the LaLiga Santander match played last Friday (0-2) against Real Valladolid at Nuevo Zorrilla.
As reported in a statement, LaLiga has filed a criminal complaint for hate crimes before the Investigating Courts of Valladolid, accompanied by audiovisual evidence collected in the investigation that has been carried out through images and sounds published in open sources.
Likewise, from LaLiga the Investigating Courts of Valladolid have been requested to transfer the aforementioned complaint to the Hate Crimes Prosecutor’s Office for their appearance in this case.
On the other hand, and as has been done for several seasons, a complaint for racist insults has been filed with the Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the State Commission against Violence, Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance in Sport, for its study and sanction assessment.
Likewise, LaLiga will increase the efforts it makes continuously to eradicate any type of violence, racism or xenophobia inside and outside the stadiums.
To do this, the number of LaLiga integrity officers present at matches with a risk of racist insults will increase, in order to maximize the detection and identification of this type of behavior “that has no place in sport.”
In addition, in those stadiums where it is considered that there is a risk of possible racist behavior in the stands, messages will be broadcast through the public address system and advertising media that surround the pitch to fight and condemn racism.
“The objective of LaLiga is zero violence in sport and for this, different training, prevention, detection and reporting practices are carried out each day, which are transferred to the State Commission against Violence, Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance in Sport, as well as the Prosecutor’s Office for hate crimes. In the same way, LaLiga denounces and appears as an accusation in any criminal proceeding related to violent acts that occurred in the field of football, “he condemned.
LaLiga added that it continues to work with the clubs, the players, the authorities and all the parties involved in the sport to ensure that in football “there is no place for any type of violent or racist conduct”.