Spain’s Anti-Violence Commission proposed, this Monday, strong fines and a ban on attending stadiums for several fans, identified as authors of racist insults against Brazilian striker Vinícius Junior, of Real Madridinformed the country’s Superior Sports Council (CSD).
The four people accused of having hung a doll of Vinicius on a bridge in Madrid, hours before the duel against the Atletico Madrid for the King’s Cup, will receive “fines of 60,000 euros (R$ 316,000 at current exchange rates) and will not be able to enter “sports venues for a period of two years”.
Detained for two weeks before being released, these fans are being investigated for “hate crimes”.
On the 21st of May, Vinícius Junior was again the target of racist insults in a game against Valenciafor the Spanish Championshipin an episode that generated a wave of demonstrations in support of the Brazilian player.
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The three individuals identified as authors of these insults will be punished with “fines of 5,000 euros (R$ 26,000), and a ban on entering sports venues for a period of one year”.
These punishments still need to be validated by the Spanish government bodies responsible for security issues in the country.
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