Racist abuse directed at Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr is a problem for all of Spanish football, coach Carlo Ancelotti has said.
The 22-year-old Brazilian striker has been abused by fans on at least three occasions this season.
Mallorca fans were filmed racially abusing him during Sunday’s 1-0 La Liga win against Real.
“Vinicius is the victim of something that I don’t understand. It needs to be resolved,” Ancelotti said.
“It seems the problem is Vinicius, and it’s not like that.”
Real face Egyptian side Al Ahly in the Club World Cup semi-final on Wednesday in Rabat, Morocco.
In September, some Atletico Madrid fans sang racist songs at Vinicius, which the club called “unacceptable”. Spanish prosecutors closed an investigation three months later, saying it was impossible to identify those responsible.
In December Vinicius says La Liga must act on racist fans attending games, after appearing to be abused in a 2-0 win at Real Valladolid.
La Liga said it had lodged a complaint with the “competent judicial, administrative and sporting bodies”.
Last month a effigy of Vinicius was hung from a bridge near Real’s training ground. Spanish police are investigating a possible hate crime.
Neymar and other influential football personalities defended Vinicius in September after a Spanish football show panelist compared his goal celebrations to a monkey.
Vinicius released a video statement to the ‘xenophobic and racist’ insult, saying he ‘won’t stop dancing’ and that ‘the happiness of a successful black Brazilian in Europe upsets’ a lot of people.
Real midfielder Federico Valverde said: “On the issue of racism, these are bitter people with their own lives who go into the stands and try to pay their frustrations with a 22-year-old kid. You have to have respect for the other people.”