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Serbian International Winger Lose Contract After Wife Disparaging George Floyd’s Protest

Innate judgement of racism came to bare when Serbian national football player, Aleksandar Katai got his contract with LA Galaxy terminated over his wife, Tea, disparaging racism post against George Floyd protest on instagram.

In Instagram posts which have since been deleted, Mrs Katai referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as “disgusting cattle”.

 Aleksandar Katai has left LA Galaxy by mutual consent after his wife posted 'racist and violent' messages on social media
Aleksandar Katai has left LA Galaxy by mutual consent after his wife posted ‘racist and violent’ messages on social media
 In this post, she called for the protesters to be killed
In this post, she called for the protesters to be killed
 Mrs Katai wrote 'Black Nikes Matter' in a post mocking the Black Lives Matter movement
Mrs Katai wrote ‘Black Nikes Matter’ in a post mocking the Black Lives Matter movement

Writing in Serbian, she also urged violence against them, according to media reports.

An image of a police care moving through the crowd included a caption which translates as “kill the s****”.

Meanwhile another post showed a looter with the caption “Black Nikes Matter”, mocking the Black Lives Matter movement.

Black Lives Matter supporters have protested in cities across the US and the wider world since the George Floyd.

LA Galaxy released a brief statement on Friday announcing that midfielder Katai and the team had “mutually agreed to part ways,” after “strongly condemning” Tea Katai’s posts when they became aware of them on Wednesday.

The statement continued: “The LA Galaxy stand with communities of colour, and especially the Black community, in the protests and fight against systemic racism, social inequality, bigotry and violence.

The 29-year-old Katai, who previously played for Chicago Fire and signed with LA Galaxy in December, has apologised for his wife’s social media postings.

He uploaded a lengthy statement onto his own Instagram page where he said her views “are not ones I share and are not tolerated in my family”.

He added: “This is a mistake from my family and I take full responsibility.”

His wife is also believes to be Serbian.

Katai signed with the Galaxy as a free agent on December 31.

 The footballer uploaded this lengthy statement to Instagram
The footballer uploaded this lengthy statement to Instagram

He moved to the MLS with Chicago in 2018 after a career in Europe, including time with Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade.

He had scored 18 goals in his first two seasons with the Fire, who signed him from Spanish outfit Alaves.

The MLS season has been on hold since March, when the coronavirus outbreak froze much of the professional sports calendar.

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