My Profile

Valencia release statement about Diakhaby being racially abused

Tue 06 April 2021 | 18:26

Cadiz player, Cala is accused of racial abuse toward Diakhaby but he would not accept the allegations and threatens to sue the player.

Juan Cala



player is accused of abusing racially

Mouctar Diakhaby



’s player. Diakhaby claimed that he was racially abused by Cala in the 29th minute of their match in La Liga on Sunday. The Valencia player then walked off the pitch and his teammates also followed him in an act of solidarity.

The abused player was substituted off and the game restarted shortly. Diakhaby posted a video on social media and said that he was truly abused racially and one of Cala’s teammate asked him if Cala asks for forgiveness would you continue playing and Diakhaby’s response was no.

Valencia has released a strong statement following the issue. While Cala said that he will not ask for forgiveness and threatened to sue everyone who is accusing him.

“Valencia CF deeply regrets the statements of the Cádiz player, Juan Cala, in which 48 hours later he denies that he uttered a serious racist insult to our footballer, Mouctar Diakhaby, during the match played on Sunday at the Ramón de Carranza.

Juan Cala has lost a great opportunity to accept that mistake and apologise to the person affected. Instead, he has attacked the player himself and other members of Valencia CF.

Valencia CF totally believes in its footballer and reiterates its full support for him. After the threats of Juan Cala in his press conference on Tuesday, April 6, the Club, its president Anil Murthy and his player Mouctar Diakhaby keep intact their deep conviction to fight where necessary and until the end for the good of football. Valencia CF will not stop fighting for the improvement of regulations and the fight against racism in football and in society.”

source: SportMob