Valencia walk off against Cádiz after Diakhaby accuses opponent of racist abuse

Valencia walk off against Cádiz after Diakhaby accuses opponent of racist abuse

The Guardian

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  • La Liga match stopped for 20 minutes following allegation
  • Diakhaby substituted after incident with Juan Cala

Valencia walked off the pitch in protest at alleged racist abuse directed at defender Mouctar Diakhaby by Cádiz’s Juan Cala on Sunday afternoon, only to come back on again and complete the game without him after being informed they would have to forfeit the points if they did not return.

The La Liga match was stopped after 29 minutes following conversations with the referee, Valencia’s captain José Luis Gayà leading the team off, but it restarted again around 20 minutes later with Diakhaby watching from the stands as his teammates played without him. Cala was not replaced at first, although he was then substituted at half time.

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