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Player accused of racism calls for presumption of innocence

The defender of Cádiz, Juan Cala assures that he is calm and “I am not going to hide” after the incident with Mouctar Diakhaby of Valencia

The defender of the Cádiz accused of uttering a racist insult to a rival player in LaLiga of Spain the weekend demanded the application of the principle of presumption of innocence.

Juan Cala spoke in public for the first time on Monday, a day after he was accused of insulting the player of the Valencia, Mouctar Diakhaby, in the victory of Cádiz by 2-1.

“It seems that in this country there is no presumption of innocence,” he said. Cala to channel four sports.

In brief statements when presenting himself at the club’s facilities in southern Spain, Cala He promised to give his version of what happened soon.

“I’m very calm, I’m not going to hide,” he said of an incident that has made headlines across Spain.

The Cádiz announced that Cala will give a press conference after training on Tuesday.

Several of his colleagues and the technician of the Cádiz, Álvaro Cervera, defended Cala on Sunday. The coach pointed out that Cala He told him that he did not insult anyone during the match.

The club deplored any act of racism, but that “it cannot enter to value the issues of the game between the players”.

The players of the Valencia they left the field of Cádiz after Diakhaby he reported that he had been insulted. They had to return after being warned by the referee of a possible point deduction if they did not play again.

In his minutes, referee David Medie Jiménez mentioned that, after the confrontation between the players, the French center-back indicated that he had been insulted. Jiménez included the phrase racist reported by Diakhaby in her summary, but she pointed out that none of the members of the arbitration list heard her

Jiménez said that, a few minutes after the interruption, leaders of Valencia and Cádiz They told him they were going to resume the game. He did not mention having communicated to the players of the Valencia about a loss of points.

In an institutional video, the president of the Valencia, Anil Murthy, appeared alongside Diakhaby to affirm that the club will demand a thorough investigation to clarify the facts. He also advocated for a rule change to protect the victim.

“Although he [Cala] deny it, we all know how to recognize a guilty face and we totally believe Mouctar, “said Murthy.” This type of behavior is intolerable in football and in society and from the Valencia we condemn any kind of racism and we totally support our player. “

The League issued a statement in which it deplored the racism “in all its forms”.

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