Referee David Medie Jimenez’s report has been published.
The referee worked at the La Liga match Cadiz vs Valencia (2-1) where the racist incident took place.
Valencia defender Mouctar Diakhaby left the field in the first half after Cadiz player Juan Cala insulted him.
And now, Jimenez’s report has been published, covering his version of the events.
“In the 29th minute, I interrupted the game due to a conflict between the players of the two teams,” the report says as per Marca.
“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,” his report said, though.
Valencia players also all left in solidarity of his claim. But they returned 25 minutes later and the game resumed.
And Jimenez said: “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, it was decided to give both teams 5 minutes to warm up to avoid injuries.”
“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.