Saturday, December 2, 2023

Thebes, to Vinícius: “Don’t let yourself be manipulated and make sure you understand each other’s skills well”

“Since those who should do not explain what LaLiga is and what it can do in cases of racism, we have tried to explain it to you, but you have not shown up for either of the two agreed dates that you requested yourself. Before criticizing and insulting LaLiga, it is necessary that you inform yourself properly”, Thebes wrote on his official Twitter account.

“Don’t let yourself be manipulated and make sure you fully understand each other’s competencies and the work we have been doing together”, he completed.

A few words that he shared in response to a publication by Vinícius after the racist insults he received at Mestalla during the match between Valencia and Real Madrid.

According to the collegiate Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (Basque Committee), “a spectator” addressed the Brazilian “shouting ‘monkey, monkey'”.

“It was not the first time, nor the second, nor the third. Racism is normal in La Liga. The competition considers it normal, the Federation also and rivals encourage it. I’m so sorry. The championship that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano and Messi now belongs to racists,” Vinícius said later on his social media.

In addition, he assured that in his country, Brazil, Spain is known as a “racist country”.

“A beautiful nation, which welcomed me and the one I love, but which has agreed to export to the world the image of a racist country. I am sorry for the Spanish who do not agree, but today, in Brazil, Spain is known as a country of racists. And unfortunately, for everything that happens every week, I have no way to defend it. I agree,” he continued.

“But I am strong and I will go all the way against racists. Even if it’s far from here,” he concluded.

On the other hand, LaLiga issued a statement after what happened in Mestalla in which He assured that he will investigate the incidents and could take “legal action.”

“Given the incidents that occurred between Valencia CF and Real Madrid CF at the Mestalla Stadium, LaLiga informs that has requested all available images to investigate what happened. Once the investigation is concluded, in the event of detecting a hate crime, LaLiga would proceed to take the appropriate legal actions,” LaLiga said in a statement.

“LaLiga also will investigate the images in which insults were allegedly uttered racists directed towards Vinicius Jr. outside the Mestalla stadium”, he added.

In addition, the employers recalled that they have been pursuing these racist attitudes against Vinícius for some time.

“LaLiga has been proactive in the face of all racist incidents against the Real Madrid CF player, Vinicius Jr. Thus, LaLiga has filed a complaint nine times in the last 2 seasons before the RFEF Competition Committee, the State Commission against Violence, Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance in Sport, the Hate Prosecutor’s Office and the Courts,” he said.


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