Fan who insulted Vinicius Jr faces fine and ban

Spain's anti-violence commission proposed a fine of 4,000 euros ($6,300) and a 12-month ban from stadiums for the fan who racially insulted Vinicius Junior in a Spanish league match.

Tuesday's suggested punishment is expected to be imposed by authorities against the fan, who is accused of calling the Real Madrid forward a monkey during a game at Mallorca on February 5.

The fan, reportedly a 20-year-old Mallorca season ticket-holder, may also face criminal charges.

He was identified by club security officials and is also believed to have insulted Villarreal player Samu Chukwueze in another match. Both Vinicius and Chukwueze are Black.

Vinicius was also insulted after the Mallorca match when he stopped to pose for photos and sign autographs for fans.

The Brazilian has been subjected to insults since he came to play in Spain five years ago, though very little has been done to punish fans.

Valladolid recently suspended 12 season ticket holders while investigating alleged verbal abuse of Vinicius.

The first trial against a fan who racially insulted a player in Spain is expected to begin this year, following remarks by an Espanyol supporter against Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams a few years ago.

The Spanish league has filed complaints to authorities for racist insults or chants against Vinicius, but some have been shelved by prosecutors.

The league has also increased the number of overseers at matches to try to identify perpetrators of insults against players, especially when Vinicius plays.

Authorities have yet to find those responsible for hanging the Brazilian's effigy from a bridge in Madrid before the derby against Atletico Madrid last month.

The attacks against him increased after he began celebrating his goals by dancing.