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A fan accused of racist insults to Militao at Mestalla denies them before the judge

A fan accused of racist insults to Militao at Mestalla denies them before the judge

One of the three fans cited as investigated for possible racist insults to Vinicus at Mestalla in May gave statements on Monday in the Valencia court that is handling the case, in the face of a similar situation in that same meeting with fellow Real Madrid player Éder Militao and denied any conduct in that regard.

One of the three fans cited as being investigated for possible racist insults to Vinicius at Mestalla in May gave statements on Monday in the Valencia court that is handling the case, in the face of a similar situation in that same meeting with fellow Real Madrid player Éder Militao and denied any conduct in that regard.

According to various sources, the fan, who has only answered the questions of his lawyer, admitted that he caught the attention of the Brazilian player with gestures but ruled out that they had a racist component, as well as that he insulted him in this sense.

Following Vinicius‘ public denunciation of the match itself, LaLiga took the case to court and, with the help of Valencia CF and the stadium’s CCTV footage, three fans were identified as possible perpetrators and the corresponding complaint was filed. The Valencian club, for its part, announced their expulsion for life from Mestalla as season ticket holders.

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After thoroughly studying those images, LaLiga asked to expand the case as it believed that Militao had also been subjected to such insults and gestures and should also be considered as harmed.

Sources familiar with these images believe that the gestures made by the fan who testified on Monday can be interpreted as those of a monkey, hence the accusation of racism.

The lawyers for the three parties were summoned to the deposition. LaLiga’s lawyer attended physically, the Spanish Federation’s lawyer did so electronically, but Real Madrid’s connection failed and he could not attend the statement.

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