Campaigners in Spain call for more to be done about racism in football

Real Madrid star Vinícius Júnior’s tearful comments prompt questions over why racist fans can still act with impunity

Antiracism campaigners in Spain have called on the country’s institutions to do more to crack down on racism in football, after Real Madrid winger Vinícius Júnior laid bare the personal toll exacted by years of racist insults.

Breaking down in tears as he spoke of the systematic barrage of abuse he had faced at more than 10 Spanish grounds, the Brazilian player told reporters on Monday that the situation had “gotten worse” during his time on the pitch.

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