Ancelotti calls for strict anti-racism policy after targeting Vinicius

Madrid: Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has called for a strict anti-racism policy to be enforced after his Brazilian star, Vinicius Junior, was targeted by a group of Valladolid fans on Friday . Real Madrid won with two goals from Karim Benzema. Video footage after the end of the match showed that Vinicius Jr. was racially targeted as he was being substituted during the final moments of the match, and objects were thrown from the stands towards the Brazilian star. Vinicius expressed anger at him sui social for the complacency of the leaders of the Spanish League in the fight against racism, underlining that the Spanish League “continues to do nothing”. Ancelotti agreed with his Brazilian star, saying racism should be tackled with more speeches, but he stopped short of criticizing the Spanish league. When asked if he had discussed the matter with Vinicius, Ancelotti said, “I don’t have to talk to Vinicius.” He added: “It’s very clear to me that racism shouldn’t exist and xenophobia shouldn’t exist. Talking about it with Vinicius would be a mistake.” He noted, “These are social problems that shouldn’t exist and, to me, should never be tolerated.” He explained: “I don’t think it’s a problem with the Spanish league. It’s a general problem, a cultural problem, a problem in society. The club didn’t have the required education.” Ancelotti concluded by saying: “With such an important issue, I won’t focus on Vinicius, the Spanish league or La Liga, it’s much bigger.” (dpa)