Ronaldo Nazario Pledges Support for Vinicius Jr During Racism Battle

Ronaldo Nazario Pledges Support for Vinicius Jr During Racism Battle

Byron Pillay
  • Vinicius Junior continues to fight racism in La Liga and has Ronaldo Nazario's support
  • Ronaldo, who is Real Valladolid's president, was unhappy with some fans' behaviour
  • La Liga filed charges after Vinicius was racially abused by some Valladolid supporters

Ronaldo Nazario has got Vinicius Junior’s back.

The Brazilian legend has come out in support of the Real Madrid attacker, after he once again was racially abused in Spain.

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Real Valladolid president Ronaldo Nazario has pledged support towards countryman Vinicius Junior, as he continues to be racially abused in La Liga. Marc Piasecki/ Juan Manuel Serrano Arce.
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Vini Jr was racially abused by Real Valladolid’s supporters during a recent La Liga fixture between the two sides.

As noted by Caught Offside, fans made monkey noises as the player walked off the pitch after being substituted. Video footage also showed some fans throwing bananas at him.

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As president of Real Valladolid, Ronaldo Nazario has pledged to do whatever he can to ensure that action is taken against those found responsible, The Mirror reported.

“Regrettable, disgusting, shameful, inadmissible," Ronaldo posted on Twitter. "Racists and xenophobes do not represent us. @vinijr you have all my support, respect and affection."

The Brazilian legend added that the Spanish outfit was willing to work with authorities in any investigations, to ensure those culpable of racism were 'removed from the club'.

Vinicius Junior: league files charges

In the aftermath of the incident, Vini Jnr accused La Liga of failing to act against racist behaviour in the league, a statement which didn’t sit well with the body's president, Javier Tebas.

As noted by Sky Sports, the Spanish league has now filed charges over the abuse suffered by the Brazilian. They also promised to increase efforts to stop any form of discrimination.

Sports Brief earlier reported that Real Madrid forward Vini Jr slammed the league after he was racially abused by Real Valladolid fans.

The Brazilian criticised La Liga for failing to take action, saying they allowed racists to continue attending games.

Valladolid fans racially abuse Vinicius

Vinicius Junior has found himself at the centre of more racial abuse in Spain, Sports Brief also reported.

The Brazilian attacker has endured a difficult season in La Liga when it comes to racist fans, and that continued against Real Valladolid.

Madrid took on Valladolid as La Liga action returned after the World Cup break, with Los Blancos securing a 2-0 win thanks to a Karim Benzema brace.