Vinicius Jnr’s red card against Valencia is overturned and the Mestalla stand is to be closed for FIVE matches, with the club fined £40,000 as the Spanish FA FINALLY act on the Real star’s despicable racist abuse Madrid
- Vinicius Junior’s red card against Valencia has been overturned by the Spanish FA
- The Mestalla stand was ordered to close for five games with the club fined £40,000
- The Spanish FA have finally acted on the disgusting racist abuse received by the Real Madrid star
Vinicius Junior’s red card has been overturned and Valencia punished after the sickening racist abuse the Real Madrid winger suffered on Sunday.
The Brazilian star was the target of monkey chants at the Mestalla stadium before and during his club’s 1-0 loss to Valencia – the 10th time this season alone he has been the target of racist abuse.
And the Spanish FA announced on Tuesday night that the red card he received later that game had been voided.
They added that Mario Kempes’ offending stand was ordered to close for five matches and Valencia were fined £40,000 for the behavior of their fans.
The decision comes as Spanish football’s governing body RFEF finally takes action on the despicable abuses targeting Vinicius Jnr.
Vinicius Junior’s Valencia red card overturned after receiving vile racist abuse
La Liga players and officials posed with banners calling for an end to racism as competition resumed for the first time since Vinícius Júnior was the victim of racist abuse on Sunday.pic.twitter.com/yzGJUD6Odj
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Valencia has 10 days to appeal against the imposed sanction.