The Cádiz-Valencia of the weekend came to an end a while ago but, nevertheless, their match did not end. After the racial controversy and the scandal in the middle of the playing field, the French defender of the Che team, Mouctar Diakhaby, reaffirmed in a video that he recorded with his training clothes that Juan Cala called him “shit black” and asked LaLiga to “do things to have tests and everything is clarified.”
“After two days I am very calm. On Sunday there is a play in which a player insults me and the words are ‘black shit’. The player told me that and it’s intolerable. You all saw my reaction. That cannot happen in normal life and especially in football, which is a sport of respect, “said Diakhaby in the video posted on his social networks.
The Frenchman related what happened during the time that the party was detained after the incident with Cala. “After that my teammates and I decided to go to the dressing room, which was a good decision, but then a rival player asked us to return to the field if Cala excused himself. My teammates and I said no, that things are like that, that You can’t do something, excuse yourself and let it go like that, “he explained.
After stressing that what happened “hurt a lot”, Diakhaby asked for help from the competition. “I hope LaLiga does things, solutions, to have evidence and see everything and clarify. I want to thank Valencia, my teammates and my coaches for the solidarity and support that they and all the fans have given me. Thank you very much, “he concluded.
Cala replied at a press conference: “Everything he says is false”
Almost following a fictional chronology, minutes after Diakhaby’s surprise appearance came the announced declaration of the defendant Cala, who confessed at a press conference and gave a diametrically different version, almost making the French responsible for a misinterpretation of things. What’s more: he even announced legal action for those who have stained his good name and honor. What did the Andalusian say?
“Unfortunately I am forced to appear at a press conference. It all begins in a corner in favor of Valencia where the player Diakhaby falls on top of me, I receive an elbow, I claim a foul and he tells me to get up. goal, the card and the unfortunate play in which a foul in favor I have another set of play with the player, I receive a hit and claim another set of the game. I say to the player ‘leave me alone’ and I disagree. And the player accuses me of saying “fucking nigga. He flies into a rage when he receives the yellow and then we live the scene on the grass. From then on, I am left with a face of astonishment and embarrassment with what is happening. Then everything else happened that you have already seen. I never said shit nigga. I haven’t told you and that’s pretty clear. Everything he says is false. If there is a player from Cádiz who said that I was going to go and apologize, I will quit football. This is a media lynching“.
“I think what they’re looking for is my second card. When I try to calm him down by saying I didn’t say anything. There are two victims here: a player who is accused and another who believes he is the victim of a racist insult. If they had let us both talk to the referee, everything would have been solved. All that was mounted afterwards is a circus. “
“I don’t know what you’re looking for. I don’t know if you got it wrong. I tried to make him see that I hadn’t told him that. Then I saw the Valencia players get together and everything has already messed up. We have been without an audience for a year due to the pandemic. There are many cameras and we are many players. When he receives the alleged insult, there are 7/8 players and none have heard it. At least let me doubt it“.
“Nobody from Valencia told me anything. I have been a professional for 12 years. I played in four leagues. I have lived with Chinese, Africans, South Americans … I have shared a dressing room with Benjamin, Kanouté … I don’t have any kind of problem sitting with him in a room. But after this lynching without proof … All kinds of people have judged me without listening to my version. Everyone has come close to gaining prominence, votes … I have no problem, it is what should have happened before the end of the game. We are damaging Spanish football with this circus, there is no racism in Spanish football. I refuse to say that. There are black players on all teams, they are super integrated “.
“What I am looking for is that the facts are clarified so that one thing or another is demonstrated. That is what LaLiga has done and that is what Cádiz is doing. We are creating a very dangerous precedent. Without evidence, for this to happen we are creating a precedent. I refuse to think that the picaresque is used, that it can happen, when it happens, that they act with consideration. Either he made it up or he understood something else when I said ‘leave me alone’. What happens next is a circus. Gabriel Paulista urges his partner to go inside when Fali is calming him down. If your partner told you that, you take me and meet with him to explain what I said. “
“I would love for the good of the country if someone would call me and apologize, but I doubt it. Here we launch information and tweets and they are left on deaf ears. We cross out the image of a citizen and nothing happens. We have it normalized and that is not normal “.
“I have received threats on social media. They hide behind a profile. They have been provoked by the judges who have accused without having evidence. “
Valencia played against: “Juan Cala, we don’t believe you”
Minutes after Juan Cala’s press conference, Valencia CF as an institution, came out in defense of its player Mouctar Diakhaby with a harsh statement.
“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 this past Sunday at the Ramón de Carranza.
Juan Cala has lost a great opportunity to accept that mistake and apologize 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 the soccer. Valencia CF will not stop fighting for the improvement of regulations and the fight against racism in football and in society ”.
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