he Valencia He demanded this Thursday Vinicius To “correct” his “alleged statements” before the judge investigating the racist abuse he was subjected to during a league match in the Mestalla on May 21.
An Agence France-Presse journalist confirmed that the attacker testified by phone from a court in Madrid, where he arrived this morning wearing dark pants and a white shirt.
Vinicius He left the court after giving his closed testimony without speaking to journalists who were waiting for him outside the court.
According to local media, citing sources familiar with the case, a player real madrid He told the judge he felt “humiliated” by the insults he received that day in the field Valencia.
Vinicius The media added that he would have confirmed that the insults were “because of the color of his skin”, and he would have confirmed that shouts of “monkey, monkey” were widespread throughout the stadium.
Angry at Mestalla
“Given the information published regarding the alleged statement made by the footballer Vinicius Junior before the court, in which he stated that the entire Mestalla stadium had directed racist insults at him,” Valencia The club said in a statement: “It wishes to express its surprise, rejection and indignation.”
They added: “As coach Carlo Ancelotti has publicly admitted, this behavior can in no way be generalized to the entire Mestalla stadium.”
After that match, Ancelotti “I have never seen an entire stadium shouting racist insults,” he said, before correcting himself two days later, stressing that “when I refer to the Mestalla, I am not referring to 46,000 people, I am referring to a group that behaved very badly.” “.
The entity stated: “Valencia fans cannot be classified as racist, and Valencia Club demands that Vinicius Junior correct his alleged statement this morning.”
Given the information published regarding the alleged statement made by the footballer Vinicius Junior in court in which he stated that the entire Mestalla stadium hurled racist insults at him in the match between Valencia FC and Real Madrid last season, the club wants to express its surprise, disapproval and indignation.
As coach Carlo Ancelotti publicly admitted, this behavior can in no way be generalized to the entire Mestalla stadium.
The club is fully aware of the seriousness of this matter. Racism has no place in football or in society, but it cannot be fought with fallacies or baseless lies. This problem requires everyone’s participation and Valencia FC realizes that it must be precise and responsible in this type of demonstration.
Valencia fans cannot be labeled racist, and Valencia Football Club is calling on Vinicius Junior to correct his alleged statement this morning.
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