Valencia sentenced 3 people to prison

Real Madrid is the La Liga champion of the 2023-24 season. Brazilian star Vinicius Junior played an important role in the team’s victory. However, Vinny was in the discussion throughout the season. Because, racist behavior. Wherever he went, he was subjected to racist behavior.

In May 2023, he suffered the most racist abuse from the crowd during a match against Valencia. Hate Crimes convicted three accused of racist behavior in that match.

The three accused were sentenced to eight months in jail and banned from entering the field for two years. Originally the punishment for this offense was 12 months imprisonment and 3 years ban from entering the field. Both Real Madrid and Vinicius sent official statements excusing them. Because of that, their sentence is also reduced.

Vinicius was racially abused by Valencia fans during Real Madrid’s match against Valencia. The game is stopped for a while in the field. Later, Real Madrid complained about this to the La Liga authorities. Valencia accordingly identified and prosecuted the accused.

This is the first such punishment for racist behavior in Spain. This is presented by the court as an example. La Liga president Javier Tebas said: ‘Such a punishment is big news against racist behavior in Spain. Vinicius was mentally degraded by them. It’s a message about what can happen if someone acts racist on the field.’