See what Barcelona has to say about the racist abuse suffered by James Nnaji by Real Madrid fans.
As the teams arrived at the WiZink center in Madrid, the site of Tuesday's Liga Endesa final, numerous Madrid fans reportedly threw insults at Barca players, including racist remarks directed at Nnaji.
The incident on Tuesday occurs as Spanish sports grapple with the widespread outcry brought on by racism directed towards Vinicius Jr., a Brazilian football star for Real Madrid.
In May, a 22-year-old Brazilian striker who had lived in Spain for five years denounced the racial abuse he had experienced there.
Barcelona's statement on James Nnaji's racist abuse
The statement by Barcelona said, "FC Barcelona strongly condemns the racist insults suffered by the first team basketball player, James Nnaji, before the third match of the Liga Endesa final played at Real Madrid's court.
"The Club, which has already informed the competition of the events that happened, expects a firm and exemplary response from the ACB, against any racial or verbal abuse."
Barcelona basketball coach Sarunas Jasikevicius on James Nnaji's racist abuse
He said, “I want to talk about what happened here with James Nnaji. I think it’s regrettable. I hear a lot about Vinicius, and now it’s us who have to talk about what’s going on.
“It has to stop now. It doesn’t fit, I guess, with the values of Real Madrid and its supporters, and we have to be very angry about that.”
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