Fans Get Prison Sentence, Stadium Ban for Racial Abuse of Real Madrid Player

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Stadium bans are not uncommon punishment for sports spectators who fail to meet behavioral expectations, but prison sentences? Three fans have been sentenced to eight months in prison and banned from stadiums for two years for racially abusing Real Madrid player Vinicius Junior at Mestalla in May 2023. 

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