The controversy over racism against Viniciustold by a group of fans Atletico Madrid outside the Metropolitano in a preview of the derby against Real madrid has come to the United States. And he has spoken about it Pedro Sánchezthe president of the government.
The leader is in New York to participate in the United Nations General Assembly and has been asked by the political media about what happened on Sunday. And the president has been powerful.
“I’m a big fan of Atletico Madrid, so I was very sad.” said Sánchez, who added: “I expected a strong message from the clubs against this type of behaviour. And this is what I will ask of my team.”
In addition to the President of the Government, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, Mayor of Madrid, and José Manuel Franco, Minister of State for Sports and President of the CSD, have also referred to this aspect.
It should be noted that as MD published on the same Sunday, Atlético de Madrid strongly condemned this type of attitude and then it affected the message. “We strongly condemn any kind of racist attitude, which is a scourge on our society and which unfortunately occurs not only in yesterday’s game but in many sports and other arenas.
The club said that “We have contacted the authorities to request the identification of the people involved in this horrific act. and, if they are members of the club, the penalty regime will be applied to them”, and that “the attitude of a few does not represent the club or the vast majority of its fans, that yesterday they once again set an example of good behavior and that they supported our team throughout the game with respect for the rival”.
“We reiterate our condemnation of these attitudes, but at the same time we do not understand the exaggerated emphasis previously placed on this party, artificial and unfortunate campaign away from Atlético de Madrid“.