The Valencia Prosecutor’s Office sends the investigation opened for the insults to Vinícius in Mestalla to the court docket

The Hate Crimes part of the Valencia Provincial Prosecutor’s Office has agreed to refer the investigation opened for the alleged racist insults made to Vinicius in the course of the soccer match performed on Sunday on the Mestalla stadium between Valencia and Real Madrid.

The public ministry has adopted this determination after studying of a grievance that’s already working in a court docket filed by the Professional Soccer League for insults to the participant. Given this example, the Prosecutor’s Office has been compelled to refer the proceedings to the judicial physique.

Prosecutor Susana Gisbert, head of the Hate Crimes part, agreed to open investigative proceedings this Monday to find out whether or not the insults uttered to Vinicius in the course of the match at Mestalla constituted a hate crime.

Penalty for Valencia CF

The occasions passed off on Sunday night time, when shouts of “monkey” have been heard from the stands of the Mestalla, directed on the Real Madrid striker. Vini Jr. refused to play, whereas the referee De Burgos Bengoetxea initiated the protocol in opposition to racism and a warning was issued over the general public tackle system. The match continued and Vinicius was despatched off shortly after in an motion with Hugo Duro.

After these occasions, the Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) agreed to shut one of many stands of the Mestalla Stadium for 5 video games because of the incidents on Sunday in opposition to Real Madrid and in addition left with out impact the purple card proven to Vinícius Jr.

Valencia CF has described the penalty for the partial closure of the Mestalla Stadium as “unfair and disproportionate” and, after requesting “most respect” for the establishment, has confirmed that it’ll attraction the choice “till the final occasion”.