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Soccer News of Thursday, 25 May 2023


LaLiga: I didn’t want to attack Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr – Javier Tebas apologises

LaLiga President, Javier Tebas LaLiga President, Javier Tebas

LaLiga President, Javier Tebas has apologised for the comments he made after Real Madrid winger, Vinicius Junior was racially abused by Valencia supporters last weekend.

Following the incident, Tebas accused Vinicius of not appearing at meetings with La Liga regarding his complaints.

In addition, Tebas said: “It is necessary that you inform yourself. Do not let yourself be manipulated.”

Vinicius was angry with Tebas’ comments and wrote on social media: “Once again, instead of criticising racists, the president of LaLiga appears on social media to attack me.”

However, Tebas has now apologized for his comments, insisting that he didn’t want to attack the Brazilian international.

Tebas told ESPN Brasil: “I did not want to attack Vinicius, but if most people understood it that way, I need to apologise. It was not my intention; I expressed myself badly, at a bad time.”