La Liga have revealed that they can not prove that Juan Cala racistly abused Mouctar Diakhaby, even though they insist that investigations into the case are ongoing.
The alleged incident occurred during the Cadiz victory against Valencia last Sunday. Cala and Diakhaby were involved in a brief exchange that clearly left the Valencia man unhappy, with both him and his team-mates temporarily leaving the pitch.
Valencia players have left the field at Carranza?
Mouctar Diakhaby was visibly angry after a brawl with Cadiz Juan Cala and finally left the pitch with his teammates following him pic.twitter.com/3XKvm5Y9dc
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Diakhaby was pictured crying in the tunnel and had to be replaced when his Valencia side resurfaced to resume play.
A whole series of statements between both the clubs and the individuals have since been released, where Cadiz protested against his player’s innocence and both Diakhaby and Valencia stood by their first accusations.
Following an inquiry into the matter, La Liga have now revealed that they have not been able to prove the allegations are true, although they will continue to analyze available images.
“After an analysis of all the elements, it was concluded that no evidence was found in any of the available media that the player Juan Torres Ruiz [Juan Cala] insulted Mouctar Diakhaby with the alleged terms, “the statement read as reported by The Athletic.
All available audiovisual and digital files were analyzed, including images transmitted and disseminated on various social networks. In order to complete the case, a specialized company was contracted to do a reading analysis of the conversations and study the behavior of the players Juan Torres Ruiz and Mouctar Diakhaby.
Mouctar Diakhaby has claimed that he was subjected to racial abuse by Juan Cala | Alex Caparros / Getty Images
“La Liga has shared these reports with the clubs involved and the relevant authorities, so that they can be used during other investigations that are still ongoing.”
Shortly after the La Liga statement was released, Valencia responded with their own statement via their official website, claiming that Diakhaby still has the full support of everyone in the club and that just because the racial slur could not be heard does not mean it did not say so.
“According to the available videos and audio, the investigation can not confirm” ALL “words that Diakhaby heard in minute 28 of the game last Sunday against Cadiz,” the statement said. “The fact that no evidence has been found does not mean that the case did not occur.
“Valencia CF would like to emphasize that La Liga has carried out its own investigation, but that the club has not changed our opinion on what happened in the game and maintains our full support for Diakhaby.”