LaLiga players and officials have called for a fight against racism in Spain as competition resumes after the latest events. Young Vinicius event.

Before the match between Real Valladolid and Barcelona, ​​and Celta Vigo and Girona on Tuesday night, the players and match officials of the two teams stood behind banners that read “Racism is out of football”.

LaLiga shared a pre-match clip from the Celta-Girona match on their official Twitter account with the hashtag #JUNTOSContraElRacismo (#TOGETHERagainstRacism).

The footage also shows a fan holding a banner that reads ‘No to Al Racismo’ (No to Racism).

Similar sentiments were felt as fans showed their support for Brazil national team Vinicius in the Valladolid-Barcelona match.

barcelona striker raphinha He took off his shirt when it was changed to show Vinicius a message of support: “As long as skin color is more important than the brightness of the eyes, there will be war.”

Appreciating Raphinha’s gesture on social media, Real Madrid forward Vinicius would be suspended for two or three games after being ejected in 2018. Valencia He was allegedly the target of racist chants on Sunday.

But Spain’s competition committee – a body made up of a member from La Liga and a member from Spain. Spanish Sports Council (CSD) and a RFEF (Spanish Football Federation) – cancels a red card and Vinicius can play against Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday if he overcomes a minor knee injury.

The statement read: “This Committee considers that it has been determined that the referee’s judgment was determined by skipping the entire game that took place.”

Another joint statement released on Tuesday read: “The Spanish Sports Council, the Royal Spanish Football Federation and LaLiga have joined forces in a campaign against racism and these three institutions want to unanimously demonstrate their absolute and unequivocal rejection of any form of racist behaviour.

“The campaign will be announced in the national and international broadcasts of all matches, on logos and billboards, as well as through informative brochures for the fans in the stadiums.

“It will also be featured on the starting rosters’ banners and on players’ armbands for future matches.

“Football racists” and “Unite against racism” aim to bring together the strength of institutions, clubs, athletes and fans to eradicate racism and its agents from our football.”

After a turbulent weekend in which Vinicius was targeted at Valencia, which he later claimed was an example of “continuous episodes spread across various cities in Spain”, play resumed on the field.

Valencia received a five-game partial stadium closure and a €45,000 fine on Tuesday night.

An RFEF statement read: “The competition committee has sentenced Valencia CF to partial closure for five matches, particularly the Mario Kempes south stand of the Mestalla stadium, following the incidents that occurred during the First Division National League Championship match with the local team and Real Madrid. CF.

“As reflected in the referee’s minutes, it is considered to be proven that there were racist shouts to Real Madrid CF player Vinicius during the match in question, which changed the normal course of the match and considered the violations very serious.

In addition, economic sanctions of 45,000 euros are imposed on Valencia.

Valencia has 10 working days to file an appeal with the appeals committee.

LaLiga will seek more power to punish clubs whose fans have been found guilty of racial harassment due to the lack of sanctions in place following the recent Vinicius incident.

According to country law, LaLiga can only detect and report incidents at this time, and penalties are rarely handed out.

This came the day in January that four people suspected of hanging a bust of Vinicius from a bridge were arrested in Spain in January.

An inflatable doll wearing a Vinicius shirt was hung on the railing with a banner reading ‘Madrid hates Real Madrid’ before Real’s King’s Cup match against city rivals Atletico at the start of the year.

Spanish police confirmed the arrest of four suspects on Tuesday.

They tweeted: “4 people arrested for allegedly hanging a mannequin in a #Vinicius t-shirt on a bridge near Ciudad Deportiva del @realmadrid in #Madrid.”

Vinicius threatened to leave the pitch in the second half after being hit by monkey chants at Mestalla.

Real Madrid said the harassment constituted a “hate crime” and filed a complaint with the Spanish Provincial Prosecutor’s Office.

Valencia on Tuesday confirmed that police had identified three fans suspected of racial abuse, but denied that their fanbase was racist.

In a statement from the club, “The match against Real Madrid was broadcast live and it is completely false that the whole stadium is making racist remarks.

“There has been a lot of confusion and misinformation lately. Valencia demands a responsible and serious approach to the issue.

“This is a very sensitive issue and everyone should stay realistic. We cannot accept that Valencia fans are labeled as racist. This is not true. We invite respect.

“Racism has no place in football or in our society. Valencia strongly condemns racism.”

Vinicius tweeted on Monday night: “Every round away from home is an unpleasant surprise. And there have been many this season. Death wishes, hanged dolls, many criminal cries… All recorded.

These are not isolated cases. These are continuous episodes (and even in a television show) spread over various cities in Spain.

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“But the conversation always falls on ‘individual cases’, ‘fans’. No, these are not isolated cases. These are continuous episodes (and even in a television show) spread over various cities in Spain.

“The problem is very serious and communication is no longer working. And don’t blame me for justifying criminal acts. You are not football, you are inhumane.”