The football organization announced on Thursday that LaLiga has set up a complaints channel on its website for supporters to help detect racism occurrences during games after making its eighth complaint to the authorities over the abuse of Real Madrid player Vinicius Jr.
LaLiga asks for support from the public to report racism after latest Vinicius abuse
After footage on social media showed some supporters shouting insults and throwing items at him during a match in December, Brazilian international Vinicius accused LaLiga of doing little to address the issue of racist fans at sporting events.
During Sunday’s “Clasico” loss for Real against Barcelona, he experienced racial slurs once more. After the supporter insulted Vinicius Jr. and Samu Chukwueze of Villarreal in February, Mallorca FC suspended the fan’s membership for three years earlier this week.
“In view of the events that took place (during the game), in which intolerable racist behaviour was once again observed against Vinicius Jr, LaLiga has reported the racist insults to the Barcelona Court of Instruction,” it said in a statement.
To speed up identifying offenders, LaLiga has set up a complaints channel on its website “so that fans who may have information or any indication of the identity of the perpetrators can contact LaLiga and provide the necessary identification to file the relevant complaints.”