Soccer | May 30, 2023
Racism and soccer boast an ugly history together, but here we are in 2023, and these racist motherf–kers still result in racial slurs because their team is sh*t and has won one trophy in the last fifteen years.
On May 21, a Spanish La Liga fixture between Valencia and Real Madrid occurred at the Mestalla Stadium. Unfortunately, the game was ruined, as monkey chants from the Valencia fan base were aimed at Vinicius Junior – absolutely disgusting.
Vini Jr: “You are not football, you are inhuman.”
Vinicius Jr posts a video documenting all the cases of racism that he has suffered this season in La Liga.
Spanish football needs to action now. There is no place for this type of behaviour in football.pic.twitter.com/26DphXIozO
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) May 23, 2023
It isn’t the first time this season that La Liga rumors have been embroiled with racism, and it’s becoming more common in La Liga matches. Still, actions taken by the Spanish courts and La Liga should make it the last – disappointingly, there’s a fat chance of that happening.
How do you tell the world you’re racist without telling the world you’re racist? Well, yeah, let us give a round of applause to the Spanish Court of Appeals and the La Liga officials for delivering a punishment – which was weak in the first place – and then retracting to lesser sanctions.
The league initially handed Valencia a fine of $55,000 and ordered the closure of their Mario Kempes South Stand for five home games. However, the Court of Appeals reduced the fine to $30,000 and the partial stadium closure to three games.
F*ck that, f*ck them, and f*ck racism. I’d personally name and shame the fans involved by exposing their faces on the local news, arrest them, fine them, and have them work for free at black-owned businesses for a month. Then I’d deduct Valencia 10-20 league points, close the stadium to fans for ten home games, and maybe people would realize their behavior is downright appalling.
The reason for so much hatred against Vinícius Junior 🔥🇧🇷
O motivo de tanto ódio contra Vinícius Junior 🔥🇧🇷pic.twitter.com/qcyTf1hVq6
— VAR Tático (@vartatico) May 26, 2023
Dear Valencia CF, La Liga, and the Spanish Court of Appeals can do better, scumbags! Harsh punishments will soon kick this in the bag. I can conjure up a world of punishments for these trash fans insulting players based on their skin color; your ground is filled with cameras; finding the names and faces wouldn’t be difficult, put them on blast, and force people to understand there are consequences for despicable actions. Or at least, make a huge example of someone, and you can guarantee those weak-minded racists will think twice next time.
People in Brazil are protesting over racial abuse directed at Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior.
The Black Brazilian footballer has reportedly faced repeated racial insults ever since he arrived to play in Spain five years ago. pic.twitter.com/kvvClMG6CB
— DW News (@dwnews) May 25, 2023
Honestly, I have never written about La Liga news being so infuriated. It’s deeply saddening and pathetic that we’re still living in a world where racism exists. Those involved are mentally ill and deserve nothing but the worst.
There’s one song I’d like to play on repeat at every La Liga fixture to wake these weak minds up.