Valencia FC players posed together on Monday to support French defender Mouctar Diakhaby, who denounced racist insults from Cadiz defender Juan Cala on Sunday.
The players, the coach, the staff and even the president. All the FC Valence gathered this Monday for a photo around Mouctar Diakhaby (24 years old) to give his club support to the French defender. The latter accused Cádiz defender Juan Cala of uttering racist slurs in his direction in the 29th minute of the match between the two teams on Sunday. Shocked, the former Lyonnais complained to the referee before leaving the field with his teammates. The team finally returned to the field fifteen minutes later, for fear of losing the match on the green carpet and at the request of the French. Diakhaby, he was replaced by Hugo Guillamon.
“Yesterday, today, tomorrow and always: Stop racism, wrote the club on its Twitter account. Our full support for Mouctar Diakhaby. We will fight to the end to clarify what happened, defend our player and eradicate racism. Junts Anem AMUNT! (club slogan which means, together let’s go in Valencian). “
The message is therefore accompanied by a photo of the workforce and the president, Anil Murthy, raising their palms and forming a bat, the club’s emblem. Since the incident, many Valencian players have condemned the alleged comments made by Juan Cala and supported the defender, who joined the club in 2018 from Lyon.
The Spanish Football Federation has made public the report of the referee of the meeting which states the complaint of Diakhaby, ensuring that he was insulted “black shit”. The referee said he had not heard the words of the Cadiz player who will speak on Tuesday at a press conference. When he arrived at training on Monday, he briefly explained himself. “I am very quiet, I will not hide, he said. Tomorrow I will speak at a press conference. I have the impression that in this country there is no has no presumption of innocence. “