The Chamber of Deputies has condemned on Tuesday the racist abuse that Vinicius suffered last Sunday by some Atlético de Madrid supporters before the friendly against Real Madrid. The parliamentary parties have unanimously published an institutional text in which they express their complete rejection of the facts. In the declaration, read in parliament, they commit to promote respect in the field of sport and the necessary measures to eradicate any form of violence and encourage the league, UEFA, FIFA, the Higher Sports Council and all public administrations, teams and footballers. to eradicate racism and intolerance. The initiative has been at the request of Íñigo Errejón, deputy of More Country.
This morning, the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, during a visit to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, gave an interview to political and He said he was “very sad” about the racist storm in Spanish football. “I am a fan of Atlético and I expected a strong message from the clubs against this behaviour. This is what I would ask my team. I think it’s important that football clubs take this kind of behavior seriously and act,” Sánchez said. In the afternoon, the club chaired by Enrique Cerezo issued a statement condemning racism. “Racism is one of the biggest scourges in our society and unfortunately the world of football and the clubs are not free from its presence. Our club has always been characterized by being an open and inclusive space for fans of different nationalities, cultures, races and social classes, and few can tarnish the image of thousands and thousands of athletes who support their team with passion and respect for the rival. “, says the Atlético statement.
In the interview with Politically As for Sánchez, the release quotes Pedro Bravo, president of the Spanish Association of Footballers’ Agents, who said in reference to Vinicius: “When you score a goal against the opponent, if you want to dance the samba, you go to the Sambadrome, to Brazil.” Here you need to respect your colleagues and stop behaving like a monkey”.
Before Sunday’s clash at the Metropolitano, several hundred Atlético fans started chanting: “Vinicius you are a monkey, Vinicius you are a monkey”. During the match, part of the crowd started chanting: “Vinicius dey”. Through the speaker was asked to stop; In response, a lighter, several water bottles and one glass bottle were thrown onto the grass. LaLiga announced yesterday, Monday, that it will cancel the anthem before the anti-violence committee. This is not the first time Atlético fans have played in this kind of show. Last March, for example, there were racial slurs against a Real Madrid player in the round of 16 of the youth league, and UEFA punished the club with a game behind closed doors.
🗣️ Pedro Sánchez, on racist chants against Vinícius:
👉 “I am a fan of Atlético and expected a strong message from the clubs against this behavior”
👉 “I think it’s important for football clubs to take this seriously” https://t.co/qyGwhs2Njf
— Sports carousel (@carousel) September 20, 2022
“This episode is not an isolated case but a new example of a reality that has already been condemned many times: Marega, Kameni, Williams, Marcelo, Alves or Eto’o, among others, are some of the players who have been subjected to racism” says a statement of the parliament.
The parliamentary parties have also emphasized that incitement to hatred “is not just a sporting issue” and have emphasized the educational aspect of football: “From the football fields, the insults reach the schoolyards.” That is why this Parliament cannot look the other way”.
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