Spanish league denounces anti-gay insults at Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo. (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP)

MADRID — The Spanish league has denounced anti-gay slurs directed toward Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo during Saturday’s match at Barcelona.

The league says in a statement that it will send a report to the Spanish government’s committee against violence, racism, xenophobia and intolerance in sport.

The league specifically refers to anti-gay slurs against Ronaldo and insulting chants against Real Madrid heard during a moment of silence for Dutch great John Cruyff before kickoff on Saturday.

Gay rights groups in Spain have also denounced the slurs.

Ronaldo scored the winning goal in Madrid’s 2-1 victory.

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