La Liga has found no evidence that Cádiz’s Juan Cala insulted Valencia’s Mouctar

La Liga has found no evidence that Cádiz's Juan Cala insulted Valencia's Mouctar Diakhaby "in the alleged terms

La Liga has found no evidence that Cádiz’s Juan Cala insulted Valencia’s Mouctar Diakhaby “in the alleged terms” during Sunday’s top-flight encounter.

“Following an analysis of all the elements available to La Liga, it can be concluded that no evidence has been found that player Juan Torres Ruiz (Juan Cala) insulted Mouctar Diakhaby using the alleged terms,” La Liga said in a statement on Friday.


La Liga said that it had analyzed all the audio footage from the game as well as images that were broadcast and shared on social media.


The league added that it had hired a specialist firm to both lip read the conversation that took place between Cala and Diakhaby and study the players’ behavior.

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“La Liga has shared these reports with the clubs involved and the relevant authorities so that they form part of the proceedings that are currently taking place,” it added.

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Sunday’s game was suspended for 20 minutes after Valencia walked off the pitch in solidarity when Diakhaby said he was subjected to racist abuse from Cala, according to the referee’s report.

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The report states that Diakhaby told the referee Cala had called him a “sh*tty Black,” but that the alleged incident “was not perceived by any member of the refereeing team.”

In a video of the match, Diakhaby appears to be angry following their exchange and followed Cala across the pitch, where he was eventually restrained by some of his teammates and opposition players.

As Diakhaby was led away, Cala could be seen covering his mouth with his hand as he spoke to his coach on the touchline

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