Carlo Ancelotti on Tuesday urged the competent authorities in Spain to take ” drastic measures ” against cases of racism in football stadiumson the eve of the match between Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano, for which Vinicius will be suspended for his red card received in Valencia.
” It happens with Vinicius, but also many others. They are told ”son of a bitch”, ”queer”, ”may your father or your mother die”… But it’s not a war, it’s a sport! And here we have a great opportunity to put an end to it all “said the 63-year-old Italian technician.
“Institutions have an opportunity now to take drastic measures on this important subject”
” This is the right time to take drastic measures. Institutions have an opportunity now to take drastic action on this important subject. This can be a great opportunity to improve things quicklyinsisted Carlo Ancelotti. We’ll see what will happen. I appeal here to the federation and to La Liga, to the intelligence of football fans, and to education, above all”.
According to him, ” to condemn is not enough “. ” We started doing it a long time ago, and nothing has changed. After the convictions, we must act. And so far no one has acted “.
” The protocol, they should have applied it two hours before kick-off (of the match in Valencia), when we arrived at the stadium, because that’s where the insults started. If you throw it in the 70th minute (as the referee did on Sunday), you are wrong. (The protocol) is obsolete, yes “.
According to Ancelotti, Spain is not racist, I would like to correct that. But there is racism in Spain, as in other places, and it must stop “.