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.

3 fans sentenced to 8 months in prison for racially abusing Real Madrid’s ViníciusThree Valencia’s supporters have been handed eight-month jail terms for racist insults against Real Madrid’s Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior in May 2023, which sparked a wave of international outrage, AFP reports on June 10, 2024.

Three Valencia fans were handed eight-month jail terms Monday for racist abuse towards Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior at a La Liga match last year that sparked international outrage, a court ruling showed.

The defendants, who were not identified, were convicted of an offence against moral integrity with the aggravating factor of racially-motivated discrimination and slapped with a two-year match ban, the Valencia court said.