La Liga Overturns Vinicius Jr.’s Red Card Against Valencia After Video Review

La Liga Overturns Vinicius Jr.’s Red Card Against Valencia After Video Review

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  • La Liga has rescinded the red card given to Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior on Sunday
  • Vini received his marching orders after the referee judged he had struck a Valencia player
  • The Brazilian star has received support from around the globe after he was racially abused

Vinicius Junior will be available for Real Madrid’s next La Liga game against Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday, May 24, after the Brazilian’s red card was rescinded.

The 22-year-old Real Madrid forward was given his marching orders for slapping Hugo Duro after being manhandled by the Valencia player during their La Liga clash on May 21.

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Vinicius Junior was given his marching orders for slapping Valencia player Hugo Duro during a melee on Sunday. Photo by Aitor Alcalde
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According to Tribuna, La Liga revealed that the images that VAR sent to the centre referee were completely partial and biased, leading the match official to make an error in his assessment of the situation.

The decision was made after reviewing the incident that led to the melee in the game.

The VAR official seemed to ignore the fact that Vini was choked by a Valencia player prior to his rage and dismissal.

Xavi surprised by card cancellation

Meanwhile, Barcelona manager, Xavi was surprised by La Liga's decision to reverse Vini Jr's suspension after he was racially abused on Sunday, Goal reports.

The Catalans manager believed the red card should have actually stood, as he believed the 22-year-old Brazilian was guilty of aggression against an opponent.

After being criticised for their handling of events, La Liga reversed their decision to suspend Vini and announced partial closures of Valencia’s home stadium.

Spanish FA sacks six referees

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Vinicius Junior’s ordeal against Valencia has earned some referees the sack, following his red card in the intense La Liga game on Sunday.

The Spanish FA has fired six VAR officials, after determining that the images given to the on-field referee, which led to the Real Madrid star's sending-off, were not complete.

Vinicius has also been shown immense support from footballers worldwide after he suffered racial abuse by Valencia supporters during their La Liga clash recently.