"He called me a fucking nigga"

Medié Jiménez wrote in the arbitration report what happened between Diakhaby and Cala. Valencia point to the referee as the person who threatened them with a sanction if they did not play. The CTA denies it.

"He-called-me-a-fucking-nigga"

The referee Medié Jiménez reflected in the arbitration report between Cádiz and Valencia the following: "In minute 29 I interrupted the match due to a confrontation between players from both teams. Valencia CF player No. 12 Mouctar Diakhaby, once reprimanded for arguing with an opponent, says to me verbatim: "He called me a shitty nigger" in reference to Cádiz CF player No. 16. Juan Torres Ruiz. This fact was not perceived by any member of the refereeing team. After a few moments, Valencia CF decided to leave the pitch. For this reason the match is temporarily suspended. Both teams go into their respective dressing rooms. After a few minutes of suspension, the Valencia CF delegate David Rangel Pastor, in the presence of the Cádiz CF delegate Antonio Navarrete Reyes, announces that they have decided to substitute player No. 12 Mouctar Diakhaby and continue with the game, and it was also agreed to give a five-minute warm-up for both teams in order to avoid injury. The game resumed 24 minutes after it was stopped, developing normally from then on ".

Competition will enter to assess

Now it will be the Competition Committee who enters to assess what has been written by Medié Jiménez in the arbitration act. "If there is no reliable proof where Cala's alleged insult to Diakhaby is demonstrated, then nothing will happen to the Cádiz player. He will not have any type of sanction. It is Diakhaby's word against Cala's," Iturralde González explained.Valencia accuses the referee of "forcing the players under threat of sanction"

It must be remembered that the match was stopped for 24 minutes because the Valencia player Diakhaby left the field of play allegedly due to a racist insult from Cala, Cádiz's defense. The rest of the Valencia players decided to accompany their partner. Then the match was resumed because Valencia was afraid of being sanctioned (loss of the match 3-0 and perhaps more sanction points). As reported by the SER, Valencia says that it was the referee Medié Jiménez who informed those responsible for the club that there was a threat of sanction. Diakhaby did not jump onto the pitch and Cala did, but he was traded at halftime by Cervera.

In the statement made public by Valencia, the club assured in point 6 the following: "6. The referee conveys to the players the potential consequences of not returning to the field of play. The players, forced to play under threat of penalty after the racist insults and the yellow card to Diakhaby, they decide to return to the field of play "

The referee of the Catalan school does not have the power to decide whether or not to suspend the match. "It is a mere notary of what happens in the match and cannot decide or force Valencia to leave. It is a Competition who has that power of judge, the referee has no power," explained Iturralde González, analyst at AS and SER, in Carrusel Deportivo in reference to what Valencia said about why they returned to the game.

The Technical Committee of Referees (CTA) has categorically denied that situation that Valencia recites about the referee of the match. There have been no conversations between the referee (Medié Jiménez) and Valencia about a possible threat of sanction. What's more, he told them that it is a matter for the Competition Committee and that he had nothing to do with it. According to the CTA, Salvador Chirino, delegate from Cádiz; Fidel Valle Gil, delegate of the party and David Rangel, delegate of Valencia.



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