BREAKING: Six VAR referees sacked after Vinicius Jr vs Valencia game

The Royal Spanish Football Federation and The Technical Committee of Referees have reportedly fired six VAR referees following the alleged racist abuse of Vinicius Jr.

Vinicius was at the centre of Real Madrid’s 1-0 defeat to Valencia on Sunday for all the wrong reasons.

The Brazilian winger initially got in a heated confrontation with Valencia supporters, who were allegedly racially abusing Vinicus from the stands.

The 22-year-old was then showed a red card for slapping Hugo Duro after being being manhandled by the Valencia player, sparking ironic jeers from the home supporters.

Taking to social media after the game, Vinicius posted a powerful statement condemning the actions of supporters and the lack of action from La Liga.

And now it seems they have taken note, firing six La Liga officials, including Iglesias Villanueva, who was responsible for VAR during Real Madrid’s defeat to Valencia, according toMarca.

“The racists’ prize was my red card. This isn’t football, it’s La Liga,” Vinicius wrote in a post on Instagram.

“It wasn’t the first time, nor the second, nor the third. Racism is normal in La Liga,” he tweeted. “The competition thinks it’s normal, the Federation does too and the opponents encourage it. I’m so sorry. The championship that once belonged to Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano and Messi today belongs to racists.

“A beautiful nation, which welcomed me and which I love, but which agreed to export the image of a racist country to the world. I’m sorry for the Spaniards who don’t agree, but today, in Brazil, Spain is known as a country of racists. And unfortunately, for everything that happens each week, I have no defense. I agree. But I am strong and I will go to the end against racists. Even if far from here.”

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