Korean fans feel sympathy for Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) when they hear the news of the racial discrimination Vinicius Junior (23, Real Madrid) is experiencing. 

Vinicius suffered racial discrimination during a match against Valencia in the 35th round of the 2022-2023 La Liga held at Estadio de Mestaya, Valencia, Spain on the 22nd (Korean time). 

The racism committed by Valencia fans against Vinicius that day became a hot topic more than the result of Real Madrid’s 0-1 defeat. Valencia fans openly shouted “monkey” at Vinicius before the match or made fun of him with monkey cries. 

Something happened during the Gearco game. When the crowd did not stop making racist remarks, Vinicius, who was excited, pointed out the crowd who made racist remarks to the referee.

“Not the first, not the second, not the third. Racism is normal in La Liga. Competitors think it’s normal, and neither does the federation,” Vinicius said on social media after the game. He did not hide his regret.

He went on to increase the intensity of his criticism, saying, “This league, where Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi once played, now only belongs to racists.” 

In particular, Vinicius said, “I’m sorry to the Spaniards, but in Brazil today Spain is known as a country of racists. Unfortunately I have no way to defend myself against this happening every week. But I am strong and will fight racists. that,” he emphasized.

However, La Liga President Javier Tebas’ statement about Vinicius’ racial discrimination fueled further controversy. Instead of an apology, Chairman Tebas posted a message to rebuke Vinicius. 

“We tried to explain to you what racism is and what La Liga can do, but you did not attend the two dates you asked for,” Tebas said, sharing Vinicius’ post. .

“Before criticizing and insulting La Liga, you must know yourself properly. Do not manipulate yourself, fully understand each person’s ability and what we have done together,” he was busy blaming the victim player. 

Then, Korean fans mentioned Lee Kang-in’s name. It was “I feel sorry for Lee Kang-in,” who has been active since childhood in La Liga, where even the president lacks understanding of racism. 

Lee Kang-in, known as a ‘soccer prodigy’, started living in Spain in 2011 when he was 10 years old. He grew up in the Valencia youth team, which was a problem on this day, and made his La Liga debut in his adult team. However, after being kicked out of Valenci, he is being properly recognized for his skills in Mallorca. 

I am Lee Kang-in, who has been living in Spain for 12 years. However, as in the case of Vinicius, Korean fans are expressing their sadness and astonishment over the young Lee Kang-in, who should have played in front of a crowd who were ‘singing out’ racist remarks, not just a few spectators. 

In fact, in the domestic community, “I think he must have had a lot of trouble since he was young”, “He came out well at a trash club. It’s not that many people are like that, it’s a group song”, “Real Madrid’s ace is so despised, but Lee Kang-in said nothing”, “I hope to escape from La Liga soon. Other leagues will try to eradicate them,” etc. 

Not much is known,스포츠토토 but it is known that Lee Kang-in also suffered a lot of racial discrimination. In the match relay camera, the appearance of ‘snow tearing’, an act of racial discrimination against Asians towards Lee Kang-in, was also captured. Nevertheless, Lee Kang-in, who always shows a resolute appearance, is loved by her for perfecting her fan service. 

Meanwhile, Lee Kang-in’s team Mallorca’s next match is against Valencia. It will be open on the 26th. Fortunately, it is a home game in Mallorca, not an away game in Valencia. However, since it is the first game to be held since the Vinicius racism controversy, and Lee Kang-in is from Valencia Youth, more and more fans are concerned about what the crowd will look like.

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