La Liga president Tebas apologises for Twitter ‘attack’ on Vinicius

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After Vinicius Jr., a Real Madrid player, was subjected to racial taunts from opposing supporters at Valencia on Sunday, La Liga president Javier Tebas claims he never intended to “attack” Vinicius Jr. on social media.

A Twitter argument erupted between Vinicius and Tebas when the forward said that the Spanish league “belongs to racists.”

The way Tebas and LaLiga handled the matter has drawn harsh criticism.

Tebas said to ESPN Brazil, “I didn’t mean to insult Vinicius, but if people took it that way I have to apologize.

“Far from being my intention, that wasn’t. I was attempting to make sense of and explain a scenario.

After the game, Vinicius posted on social media that “the championship that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano, and Messi today belongs to racists” and that “in Brazil, Spain is known as a country of racists.”

Tebas claimed that Vinicius missed two meetings to discuss what the organization “can do in cases of racism”

Tebas advised criticizing and disparaging La Liga before doing your research.

Vinicius criticized the article for focusing on him rather than racists and demanded that La Liga adopt “actions and punishments” in response.

Tebas retorted, “Neither La Liga nor Spain are racist, it is very unfair to say that.” He continued by outlining the steps La Liga had made this season to combat racism.

Since then, La Liga has declared that it will ask for “more sanctioning powers” so it can deal with racial events.

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