Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga, announced on Monday the opening of an investigation the day after the racist insults denounced by Mouctar Diakhaby during the match between Cadiz and Valencia. Anil Murthy, the Valencian president, has stepped up to defend the French defender. By putting pressure on the Spanish authorities.
This is the business of the weekend in Spain and it will be studied very closely. Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga, announced on Monday the opening of an investigation after the incident that occurred during the match between Cadiz and Valencia. Mouctar Diakhaby denounced on Sunday racist insults uttered by Juan Cala, a player of the Andalusian club. The Frenchman from Valencia, beside himself, told the referee. Before leaving the field with his partners, in protest. The visitors finally returned a quarter of an hour later to resume the match at the Ramon de Carranza stadium. Without Diakhaby, shocked and replaced.
“With the videos we have, we will have to determine what happened,” Tebas said on Movistar +. La Liga does not allow racism in football. ” Earlier, Anil Murthy, the president of Valencia, spoke in a video posted by the club. Alongside Diakhaby, who has not spoken since the incident, the 48-year-old leader appeared very uplifted. By overwhelming Juan Cala, who must deliver his version of the facts this Tuesday. “We have witnessed an act of blatant racism. We cannot call it any other way, Murthy blurted. Although Cala denies it, we all know how to recognize a guilty face and we totally believe Mouctar. This type of behavior is intolerable. in football and society. “
“It can’t stop there”
The Valencian president suggests that his club will not hesitate to take the case to justice, if necessary: ”Let no one have the slightest doubt that Valencia will go all the way to defend Diakhaby and fight so that these unfortunate events never repeat themselves. We spoke to the leaders of La Liga to urge them to go through with their investigation. It cannot stop there and it cannot happen again, with any which team.”
Shocked by the situation, Murthy puts pressure on the authorities. And calls for an overhaul of the regulations in order to better combat racism. “We regret that after the incident there was no reaction to stop the game and that it was the players who had to get up to leave the pitch together. Faced with this type of situation, he cannot No inaction. We must change the protocols in order to protect the most vulnerable. (…) It has already changed in other championships, it must also be done in Spain. (…) Football must be an example for society. No to racism! “