The United States joins the list of countries that condemns the "horrible" racist insults to Vinicius in Valencia

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The spokesman also stressed that the Spanish authorities have taken measures

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Banner in support of Vincius this Wednesday in the match between Real Madrid and Getafe at the Bernabu.manu fernandezPA
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US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller, condemned this Wednesday the “horrible” racist insults that the player of the real Madrid Vincius Junior received last Sunday during a match against Valencia.

“Obviously, we condemn racism throughout the world, wherever it occurs, included in sports, and we applaud any effort to bring it to light and fight against it,” Miller said during a press conference in which he said he had seen these chants and described them as “horrible.”

The spokesman also highlighted that the Spanish authorities have taken measures, after the Provincial Prosecutor of Valencia opened proceedings to determine if the insults could constitute a hate crime.

Three young Spaniards have been defendants at the moment, although the investigation remains open and has the collaboration of the Valencia Football Club, in which stadium the event occurred.

The UN high commissioner for human rights, Volker Trk, today they also condemned the insults to Vincius Junior and asked the organizers of sporting events to implement “strategies to avoid racism in sport”.

The incidents in which the Brazilian Real Madrid player was involved began in the 70th minute of the game. Vincius pointed out that a fan had addressed him with a racist slur.doing the monkey gesture.

the referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea It was recorded in the minutes of the match between Real Madrid and Valencia at Mestalla that “a spectator” yelled at the player “monkey, monkey” and that for this reason he activated the racism protocol, notifying the field manager so that they could make the corresponding announcement over the public address system.

The meeting was stopped for about eight minutes until said announcement was broadcast over the stadium’s megaphone.

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