Galaxy denounces racist remarks by Aleksandar Katai’s wife


The Galaxy was inundated with angry calls and messages demanding the release of team midfielder Aleksandar Katai after this woman, Tea, posted an inflammatory message on social media that appeared to shed light on the protests and looting following the death of George Floyd in the police. police custody last week in Minneapolis.

The first post is a screenshot of a video of police trying to drive an SUV through protesters in New York with text, written in Serbian, which translates to “kill the …!” The second shows what appears to be a plunderer running away with boxes of Nike shoes under an English caption stating “Black Nikes Matter”.

The two posts, which appeared to go up late Tuesday, have been cut.

Hours after the team was alerted to the messages, the Galaxy released a four-paragraph statement condemning them as “racial and violent” and said it would meet with Aleksandar Katai on Thursday to discuss further measures.

“The Galaxy is firmly opposed to racism of all kinds, including that which suggests violence or seeks to belittle the efforts of those who pursue racial inequality.”

The Galaxy said that Katai was in southern California, where he participated in voluntary training with his teammates at Dignity Health Sports Park, while his wife is in Chicago, where Katai played before being traded in December .

“It doesn’t suit us,” wrote one person on reddit after reading Tea Katai’s articles. “We are multicultural and it makes me wonder what he really thinks (sic) of the fan base. He must go. “

“Wow, this is not good considering everything that is going on in the country,” wrote another. “No room for that in our club. LA Galaxy must correct this statistic before it gets out of hand. “

Katai, 29, a player with the Serbian national team, started the Galaxy’s two games this season. He has 18 goals and 12 assists in 62 games in two seasons at Chicago.


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