Real Madrid’s Brazilian forward, Vinicius Jr was the target of racist acts for which seven individuals have been punished.
Four men, who hung an effigy of Vinicius near Real’s training ground in January, were fined 60,001 euros and handed a two-year stadium ban.
They were arrested and released on bail by a Madrid court. Three other individuals, aged between 18 and 21, were fined 5,000 euros and banned for one year for making racist gestures during Real’s game at Valencia on 21 May.
They were detained two days after the game. These sanctions were imposed by Spain’s State Commission against Violence, Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance in Sport, according to the country’s Sports Commission on Monday.
The Brazilian government has called for severe sanctions against those responsible for the racial slurs, and La Liga has expressed its intention to seek “more sanctioning powers” to ensure that it can punish such incidents.
Meanwhile, Brazil is scheduled to play friendlies against Guinea and Senegal as part of the campaign to stop racism in the world of Football.