La Liga teams hold ‘racists out of football’ banner in support of Vinícius Júnior – video
Players of Spanish teams gathered before their La Liga matches to hold a banner that read ‘racists out of football’ in support for Vinícius Júnior. Celta Vigo, Girona, Real Sociedad, Almería, Real Valladolid and Barcelona all held the banner before their matches – forward Raphinha also took off his jersey in the match and revealed a message of support for his fellow Brazilian. It was the first matchday in the Spanish top flight since the latest case of racial abuse against the Real Madrid star. Vinícius was taunted by Valencia fans, which led to him calling out La Liga and Spain on Twitter for being racist. Vinícius has been subjected to repeated racist taunts since he arrived in Spain five years ago. Since the Spanish season began in September, he has experienced racist abuse by fans of at least five rival teams.