Real Madrid affirms that “it will continue working to eradicate any racist behavior” in sport


Real Madrid accepted the sentence – eight months in prison and a ban on entering stadiums for two years – of the three young people who uttered racist insults to the Brazilian Vinícius Júnior in Mestalla last year, ensuring that “it will continue working to eradicate any behavior racist” in football and sports in general, according to a statement.

The three young people who uttered racist insults directed at Real Madrid player Vinícius Júnior during the league match between this team and Valencia CF at the Mestalla stadium on May 21, 2023 acknowledged the facts and accepted eight months of suspension. prison for a crime against moral integrity with the aggravating circumstance of hatred.

This was accepted this Monday in a conformity trial to which the accusations – LaLiga, the Royal Spanish Football Federation, Real Madrid CF and the player himself – have adhered, after the letter of repentance signed by the young people.

In it, according to the Madrid club’s statement, they admitted their criminal responsibility for the events and asked that “all vestiges of racism and intolerance be banished from the competitions.”

Likewise, those convicted will not be able to attend professional matches in football stadiums for the next two years. However, the sentence is suspended on the condition that they do not commit crimes again for the next three years.

“This is the first conviction for acts of this nature that have been handed down by criminal courts and tribunals,” celebrated Real Madrid, which together with Vinícius and other entities has carried out the private prosecution in this procedure.

Thus, the club stated in its statement that “it will continue working to protect the values ​​of our club and eradicate any racist behavior in the world of football and sport.”