Valencia defender Mouctar Diakhaby didn’t pose by an anti-racism banner with his teammates before Valencia’s loss at Mallorca in the Spanish league on Thursday. While players from both teams and the refereeing crew stood by the banner before kickoff, Diakhaby wandered behind them stretching and waiting for the ceremony to end. On the day Vinicius was abused in Valencia, Diakhaby posted a message of support for the Brazilian forward and said he hoped his club would take all the necessary measures to strongly punish those involved. Three fans were arrested for the abuse against Vinícius and Valencia said it banned them from life at Mestalla Stadium. The banners are part of a new anti-racism campaign launched jointly by the Spanish League, the Spanish Federation and the Spanish government.
Source: The Hindu May 26, 2023 06:47 UTC