In the La Liga match Cadiz vs Valencia (2-1), there were traces of racism. Referee David Medie Jimenez has reported on the racist incident and his report has been published.
Valencia defender Mouctar Diakhaby quit the game after claiming Cadiz player Juan Cala insulted him. He left the field in the first half.
Valencia players also left in solidarity, but they returned 25 minutes later, and the game resumed.
And Jimenez has reported on the racist incident, per Marca: “In the 29th minute, I interrupted the game due to a conflict between the players of the two teams.”
“Valencia player Mouctar Diakhaby, after receiving a yellow card for arguing with his opponent, told me verbatim the following: “He called me black shit” (negro de mierda), pointing at Cadiz player Juan Cala. No member of the refereeing team heard that,” the report says.
“After a while, the Valencia players decided to leave the pitch and so the match was temporarily suspended. Both teams returned to their changing rooms.”
“After a few minutes of discussion, the Valencia representative, in the presence of the Cádiz representative, told us that they had decided to replace Mouctar Diakhaby and to continue the match. In addition, both teams received 5 minutes to warm up to avoid injuries,” he added.
“The game resumed after 24 minutes of stoppage time and then proceeded as normal,” he concluded.
Racism is prevalent in European football, as this one of many reports can show.