La Liga Aims to Promote An Anti Racism Campaign When Barcelona Hosts Real Madrid in El Clasico

La Liga Aims to Promote An Anti Racism Campaign When Barcelona Hosts Real Madrid in El Clasico

Chukwu Ikechukwu
March 14, 2023 at 12:31 PM
  • La Liga games this week, including Barcelona vs Real Madrid, will feature new anti-racism messaging
  • The second La Liga Week Against Racism is another step in the league's ongoing fight against racism
  • La Liga has seen some players, including Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior suffering racist attacks this season

El Clasico is arguably the biggest game in Spain and one of the most prominent fixtures in the European football calendar. La Liga wants to use it to pass a considerable message across.

Barcelona will lock horns with eternal rivals Real Madrid again on Sunday, March 19, at Camp Nou as both teams continue to push for the La Liga title this season.

Real Madrid, Vinicius Junior, Barcelona, Camp Nou, El Clasico, La Liga, Spain
Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior has suffered racist attacks this season from opposition fans this season in La Liga. Photo by NurPhoto
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According to the Daily Mirror, La Liga and street art group Boa Mistura has put together a colourful and vibrant campaign based around the word ‘Unity’, which will be prominent at La Liga matches over the next week, including the El Clasico.

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The second La Liga Week Against Racism is another step in La Liga's ongoing fight against racism, discrimination, and intolerance in football; an issue highlighted this season.

La Liga players will wear unique T-shirts with the message. Visual materials such as the captain's armbands and video scoreboard messaging will be used at games throughout match day 26, including El Clasico.

Barcelona handed significant El Clasico boost

Meanwhile, Barcelona midfielder Pedri has handed manager Xavi a significant boost after returning to training ahead of the El Clasico against Real Madrid on Sunday, March 19, 90MIN reports.

Pedri has missed Barcelona’s last six games in all competitions with a muscle injury, and his return to full fitness will be good news for Xavi ahead of the La Liga title-defining fixture.

The 20-year-old had to leave the first leg of the Europa League play-off against Manchester United at Camp Nou last month before halftime and hasn't played since.

Barcelona unhappy with Real Madrid

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Barcelona and Real Madrid might be bitter rivals on the field of play, but at a boardroom level, they're not against working with each other.

Presidents Joan Laporta (Barcelona) and Florentino Perez (Real Madrid) have worked together, despite the supporters' animosity.

Barca and Real are the only two Spanish sides pushing for the formation of a European Super League. The La Liga champions refused to support a statement against La Blaugrana over the recent referee payment scandal.

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