The Rio de Janeiro government named an anti-racism law after Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr on Wednesday which will see sporting events stopped or suspended in the event of racist conduct.
Brazil forward Vinicius was racially abused by fans when Madrid played Valencia in May, the 10th such incident involving the 22-year-old that La Liga has reported to prosecutors that season.
Local media said the law was inspired by the player's response to the incident at Valencia's Mestalla stadium, where the game was paused for several minutes while the player pointed at those racially abusing him in the stands.
The 'Vini Jr law', unanimously approved by the Rio government in June, includes protocol on how to process complaints of racism and mandatory educational campaigns.
"Today (Wednesday) is a very special day and I hope my family is very proud," said Vinicius during a ceremony at the Maracana Stadium, where he made his senior debut for Flamengo in 2017.
"I am very young and I didn't expect that I would be receiving this tribute."