카지노사이트A member of Barcelona’s board of directors has come under heavy criticism for crossing the line with a social media post directed at Vinicius Junior.
“Mikel Camps, a spokesman for the Barcelona board of directors, posted a shocking tweet about Vinicius on Tuesday,” the UK’s Talk Sport reported.
Vinicius started the match against Braga in the third leg of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group C match at the Estadio Municipal de Braga in Braga, Portugal, at 4:00 a.m. on Friday. On the day, Vinicius assisted on Jude Bellingham’s goal in the 16th minute of the second half.
The moment Camps mentions happened in the 20th minute of the game. After winning the ball on the left flank and facing off against the opposing defense, Vinicius performed a step-over technique in place without beating his opponent. Eventually, one more defender got involved and took the ball away from Vinicius. This could have been seen as an offensive move by the other player.
After seeing the incident, Kampes took to social media to say, “This is not racism, he should be slapped for being a ‘clown’. What does this unnecessary and meaningless stepover mean for the game?” and criticized Vinicius. However, this sparked a lot of controversy. It was a racist remark directed at Vinicius.
Vinicius had previously been subjected to racist comments from a spectator during a league match between Real Madrid and Valencia in May. At the time, Vinicius was reduced to tears after hearing racist chants such as “monkey!” from Valencia home fans in the stands. After the match, he said on his personal social media, “Racism is normal in La Liga. The competitors think it’s normal, the federation thinks it’s normal. I’m really sorry for that. The league that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi today belongs to racists. I will stand up to them to the end. Even if it’s a long road,” he said.
The issue of racism came up again during the 10th round match against Sevilla on October 22. While it’s unclear exactly what racist chants were directed at Vinicius, Sevilla released an official statement saying, “We would like to inform you that after detecting xenophobic and racist behavior from a fan in the stands, we singled him out and expelled him from the stadium. The club is against this and condemns all racist and xenophobic behavior, even if it is isolated, and shows its cooperation with the authorities to eradicate these attitudes.”
As racist issues have been on the rise in recent years, many media outlets and fans have also been sensitive to the issue. “Camps appears to deny that Vinicius experienced any form of racism,” the outlet said. It remains to be seen how Barcelona will react to the current post and what kind of disciplinary action they will take.”