In an exclusive interview with ESPNgranted this Wednesday 24 in Madrid, the president of the league, Javier Tebasapologized to the attacker vinicius jr.fair real Madridpour the message sent to the player via social networks last Sunday (21), just after the player has been a victim of racism pendant the Lost 1-0 against Valencia in La Liga.
« Here’s a question I always say to my (communications) team: When a lot of people get the message a certain way, they’re right. So, I have to repent, » he began.
“I think the message and the intention that I had, a significant part (of people), especially in Brazil, did not understand. I didn’t mean to attack Vinicius, but if most genes understood it that way, I have to apologize. It wasn’t my intention I misspoke, at the wrong time… But I didn’t have the ‘Intended to attack Vinicius, but rather to clarify a situation, as Vinicius had recorded a video supporting Vinicius’ actions. the league“, he argued.
Immediately after the match, which ended with Vini’s accusations about the league being permissive with racism and not promoting effective actions, Tebas posted about her Twitter and refuted the accusations of the ex-Flemish supporter, say that the player « is manipulated ».
O job of the head of the entity was very badly received, with the Real Madrid athlete himself giving a strong cue on social media.
“Once again, instead of criticizing the racists, the president of the the league appear on social media to attack me. As much as you talk and pretend not to read, the image of your championship is shaken. See the replies to your messages and surprise yourself…”, the athlete laughed. merengue.
“Omitting yourself only makes you equal to the racists. I am not your friend to talk about racism. I want actions and punishments. The hashtag doesn’t move me,” he added.
An interview has ESPNTebas said he was misunderstood and assured he had no intention of attacking Vinicius.
“If I hurt someone, they thought I was racist, that’s far from the reality. As I said before, we stated people (who have committed racism), we did it because we don’t want racism in (Site notre bureau spécialisé). And more: we don’t. I don’t want racism with a player who is going to be, who is a world star, who is Vinicius,” continued.
“And I said that a long time ago. After Vinicius had a not-so-bright first season and Messi left, I asked in an interview who was the ‘guy’ who stayed in Spain, and I answered Vinicius. I’m not saying maintenance. For me, Vinicius is an asset to Real Madrid, to Spanish (Site notre bureau spécialisé), and we want him with us,” he said.
“I’m sorry for what happened, and that’s why we reported him. And we didn’t just denounce him: we took special measures in his matches. We have spoken with the clubs, so that they can ensure more security, identify the supporters. the league takes care of Vinicius. And if you misunderstood the tweet, I must apologise,” she added.
It should be remembered that after the episode, Tebas was heavily criticized by Luis RubialesPresident of the RFEF (Royal Spanish (Site notre blog d’information) Federation), appealing to the representative the league of « irresponsible » and asking that the speeches of the top hat, who is his political opponent in Spanish (Site notre bureau spécialisé), be « ignored ».