Laliga president Javier Tebas has apologized for his statements after Vinicius Jr. was abused.
Tebas went back and forth with Vinicius after the Brazilian said that Laliga had not taken any measures to fight racism. In his response, Tebas accused Vinicius Jr. of skipping a meeting in which they were to discuss various measures they needed to take.
Speaking after the incident, Tebas said, “I think that the message and the intention I had were not understood by a significant number of people, especially in Brazil.” “I did not want to attack Vincius, but if most people understood it that way, I need to apologize.” It was not my intention; I expressed myself badly, at a bad time.” He said.
La Liga has since fined Valencia and issued a stadium ban on the club, and Vinicius Jr.’s red card has been overturned. Real Madrid players stood in solidarity with Vinicius ahead of their game with Rayo Vallecano.