La Liga president Javier Tebas claimed on Thursday that he did not claim to be 'criticizing Vinicius' with his controversial tweet about the player, whom he considers 'different' and an 'important asset for his club and La Liga' . "I did not want to criticize Vinicius," assured Javier Tebas at a press conference. “My frustration was my mistake. I understand that Vinicius is frustrated because it does not fit into my skills, but I too am frustrated because I know them and there have been no sanctions,” he explained.
The La Liga president says he hasn't spoken to the Real Madrid striker but is ready to and will say 'sorry if you were injured, but I didn't want to. not accuse you". “I would explain to him again, I would tell him that I am frustrated like him,” he added.
Javier Tebas had sparked controversy on Sunday by reacting to Vinicius' criticism of La Liga, asking the Brazilian player in a tweet that 'before insulting and abusing La Liga you must inform yourself properly' , with reference to the competences of the various sporting bodies in terms of sanctions against racist acts.
The La Liga president reminded Vinicius that it is the Spanish Football Federation that has the power to impose penalties and once again demanded that La Liga also have powers in this matter. "We want skills because with skills we are sure that we will solve this problem in a few months," he said.
The president of La Liga recalled that when he took office in 2013, in the stadiums “racist songs, homophobic songs were chanted in chorus. I remember the idiotic Messi insults against the mentally handicapped”. "We wanted it to disappear from the stadiums and we did," Tebas said. “We are very aware that Vinicius is the target of insults because he is a great player” and that he arouses jealousy, insisted the leader.
The La Liga president has complained that he was not accompanied by other institutions in his complaints to the courts for racist acts in the stadiums, especially in the case of the Brazilian. "In all these complaints we have always been alone, we have not been accompanied by any institution and in the case of Vinicius, not even by Real Madrid", explained Mr. Tebas.
“Vinicius is a different player, who is not usual. I am almost convinced that he will be a Ballon d'Or one day," added M. Tebas, who wishes him to stay in the Spanish league because "I think he is a very important asset for his club and for La Liga. ".