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I’m a tormentor of racists – Vinicius Jr on jailed abusers

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The racist chants were aimed at Vinicius during a La Liga game at Valencia’s Mestalla Stadium on May 21, 2023.

The fans were found guilty of a “crime against moral integrity” with “aggravating circumstance of discrimination based on racist motives”.

“I’m not a victim of racism. I am a tormentor of racists. This first criminal conviction in the history of Spain is not for me. It’s for all black people,” Vinicius posted on X.

“May other racists be afraid, ashamed and hide in the shadows. Otherwise, I’ll be here to collect. Thank you to La Liga and Real Madrid for helping with this historic conviction.”

It is the first time that a conviction for racism at a football match in Spain has been handed out and was a direct result of a complaint filed by La Liga.

An initial 12-month sentence was reduced by a third following an agreement reached at the preliminary investigation stage.

The fans were also banned from entering any football stadium in which La Liga and/or Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) matches are played for a period of three years, later reduced to two.

Brazil international Vinicius joined La Liga, Real Madrid and RFEF in bringing the case to court. The defendants read a letter of apology during the hearing.

La Liga president Javier Tebas said:, external “This ruling is great news for the fight against racism in Spain, as it goes some way to redressing the disgraceful wrong suffered by Vinicius Jr and sends a clear message to those individuals who go to a football stadium to hurl abuse.

“La Liga will identify them, report them, and there will be criminal consequences.

“I understand that there may be some frustration at the length of time it takes for these sentences to be handed down, but this shows that Spain is a country that guarantees judicial integrity.

“We at La Liga can only respect the pace of justice, but once again we demand that Spanish legislation evolve to give La Liga sanctioning powers that can speed up the fight against racism.”

Real Madrid said they “will continue to work to protect the values of our club and eradicate any racist behaviour in the world of football and sport”.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino hailed the sentences as a “positive step” and praised the “firm action”.

Writing on his Instagram Story, Infantino said: “Our message to people anywhere in the world who still behave in a racist way when they are dealing with football is clear: we don’t want you. These people have to be excluded, they are not part of our community and not part of football.”

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Euro Fantasy Football Fans Navigate MD1, Plan MD2 Strategies

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Euro Fantasy Football enthusiasts discuss their strategies and experiences from Matchday 1 (MD1) and plan for Matchday 2 (MD2). MD1 was challenging with many players underperforming, leading to varied points and captain choices. For MD2, players are considering using the Limitless chip, making team changes, and adjusting captain picks based on upcoming fixtures and player form. Discussions also cover specific player performances, team compositions, and the use of wildcards.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Makes History at Euro 2024 Opener

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The UEFA Euro 2024 tournament has commenced with notable performances and results. Portugal secured a 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic, with Cristiano Ronaldo making history as the first player to feature in six European Championships. Turkey defeated Georgia 3-1, with Arda Guler scoring a crucial goal and becoming the youngest player to score in their debut at the Euros. The second round of the group stage begins with matches including Croatia vs Albania, Germany vs Hungary, and Scotland vs Switzerland.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Czechia tonight:

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Michael Essien’s $30M Mansions: Ghana’s Real Estate Riddle

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In an earlier publication on Tuesday, 18th June 2024: “Former Chelsea and Ghanaian former professional footballer, Michael Essien is allegedly facing financial difficulties, including unpaid loans, which has compelled the Accra High Court Commercial Division to order the sale of two of his mansions located at East Legon and Trassaco, Adjiringanor. One of the mansions is valued between $20 million and $30 million” ~ Various Reports

It appears that there’s some confusion and skepticism about the actual value of Essien’s properties. Some X users, (formerly twitter) users are comparing the prices to Ronaldo’s house, questioning the valuation of properties in Ghana, and even suggesting that Ghanaians tend to overprice everything. The court order for the sale of Essien’s mansions in East Legon and Trassaco is quite the buzz, with one of the properties reportedly valued between $20 million and $30 million.

That’s a hefty price tag, even for a former football star like Essien. It’s worth noting that the Ghanaian real estate market is not immune to fluctuations and speculation. Property valuations can vary based on factors like location, size, amenities, and market demand. However, the reported valuations of Essien’s properties do seem to raise some eyebrows.

In the end, the truth behind the $30 million mansions may remain a mystery, much like the location of the lost city of Atlantis or the secret recipe for Coca-Cola. But one thing’s for sure: the saga of Essien’s real estate riddle has captured the attention of many, and it’s a topic that’s sure to keep the rumor mill churning for a while longer.

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