MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league said Friday it has not found any evidence to support accusations by a player who said he was racially insulted during a match last weekend.
The league said it has analyzed all the available video and audio of conversations between the two players, including hiring a company specialized in lip reading, but found no proof of racially abusive language.
The incident occurred during Sunday’s game between Cádiz and Valencia. The Valencia players walked off the field after Mouctar Diakhaby said he was racially insulted by Cádiz defender Juan Cala. Diakhaby is Black. Cala has denied any wrongdoing.
In response to the league’s conclusions, Valencia said “just because evidence was not found does not mean that the incident did not occur.”