Racial Abuse: Brazil to play Spain in friendly to support Vinicius Jr

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Following series of racial abuse against Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior, Brazil are seg to play Spain in a friendly game in March next year.

The match is said to be part of an anti-racism campaign in support of Vinicius Jr, who had a heated end to the just-concluded La Liga season.

“There is no place for racist insults in our football,” said Spanish Football Association president Luis Rubiales.

Rubiales and Brazilian FA (CBF) counterpart Ednaldo Rodrigues launched their anti-racism campaign under the slogan “One skin”.

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“It is important to understand that harder punishment needs to be applied in cases of racism by the football authorities,” said Rodrigues.

“Fines are not enough. The clubs need to be held accountable too.

“CBF was the first football federation to adopt harder sanctions for cases of racism, such as the deduction of points in league standings, closure of stands or the lifetime expulsion of club members.

“We need to lead a campaign worldwide to fight against this virus that shames everyone in football.”

The Brazil vs Spain game will be played at the Bernabeu – home ground of Real Madrid.

Brazil are also billed to play Guinea in Barcelona this Saturday and Senegal in Lisbon three days later.

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