Supporters could be heard calling the 22-year-old Brazilian player a racially based insult at the Son Moix stadium in a video published by streaming company DAZN on social media.
Vinicius has been subjected to racial abuse by fans on at least three other occasions — at Camp Nou against Barcelona in November 2021, at Atlético Madrid in September 2022 and at Valladolid in late December 2022.
LaLiga have asked fans to cooperate to identify those responsible.
“Given the events that occurred in the RCD Mallorca-Real Madrid match, in which once again intolerable racist insults were observed against Real Madrid player Vinicius Jr., LaLiga is putting all the technical means at its disposal and working with the local club for the identification of those responsible, with the aim of taking the appropriate legal measures,” a LaLiga statement said on Monday.
Mallorca did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But in a radio interview Mallorca manager Javier Aguirre condemned racist insults being used towards Vinicius.
Aguirre denied that his players targeted Vinicius in an ill-tempered match in which the forward was fouled 10 times — the most endured by any LaLiga player in a single game this season.
Spanish police are also investigating a possible hate crime against the Brazilian after a mannequin wearing his no. 20 shirt was hung from a bridge in front of the club’s training center ahead of the Madrid derby two weeks ago.
The mannequin was hung next to a banner in Atletico’s red and white colors that read “Madrid hates Real” during the early hours of Jan. 26, police said.
Prosecutors in Madrid decided not to press charges over racist chanting aimed at Vinicius in September after finding it had “lasted a few seconds” and had not constituted a crime.
In December, Vinicius accused LaLiga of continuing to do nothing about racist fans at matches, after videos on social media showed some shouting abuse and throwing objects at him during a match the previous day at Valladolid.
The panelist said Vinicius was not respecting opponents with his celebrations, comparing his behavior to that of a monkey — which immediately sparked a backlash on social media.
Vinicius issued a two-minute video statement at the time in response to what he called a “xenophobic and racist” insult, saying he “won’t stop dancing” and that “the happiness of a black Brazilian being successful in Europe bothers” many. people
Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti and Vinicius’s teammates have been urging LaLiga and authorities to take action to protect the Brazilian from what they are calling “a hunt” by rivals’ defenders.
Having suffered 79 fouls so far this season, Vinicius is the most fouled player in Europe’s top seven leagues by a significant margin, followed by his compatriot Neymar at PSG with 59 fouls.
Information from Reuters contributed to this report.