The racism incident in the football fields in Spain was brought to the judiciary for the first time
Racism incidents on football fields in Spain will be tried for the first time. A fan is accused of violating fundamental rights and freedoms, racism and rhetoric against moral integrity.
In the Spanish 1st Football League (La Liga), the court decided to prosecute a fan who made racist insults to Athletic Bilbao's black football player Inaki Williams during the Espanyol-Athletic Bilbao match played on January 25, 2020.
The Spanish supporter, who will be tried in the Barcelona Provincial Court with the decision of the judge, who evaluated the criminal complaints of the LaLiga institution and the Prosecutor's Office, is demanding 2 years in prison, a 5-year ban on entry to the stadiums, as well as staying away from football player İnaki Williams and a fine.
In the case, which will be a first in terms of bringing racism to the judiciary in football in Spain, the defendant is accused of violating fundamental rights and freedoms, racism and rhetoric against moral integrity.
While racist discourses against Brazilian football player Vinicius Junior, who played for Real Madrid, have been on the agenda recently, a criminal complaint regarding racist insults against this football player during the Barcelona-Real Madrid match at Nou Camp on October 24, 2021, was due to the failure to identify the perpetrators of the incident. therefore it was ineffective.