Vinicius spared red card ban after racist abuse - federation

Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior has been freed from suspension after his red card against Valencia on Sunday, in a match during which he suffered racist abuse from home supporters.

The Spanish football federation's Competition Committee said Tuesday that after reviewing video footage they accept Real Madrid's complaint against Vinicius' red card for hitting Valencia's Hugo Duro.

Real Madrid's Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior reacts to being insulted pointing at the stands during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and Real Madrid CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on May 21, 2023. (Photo: AFP)