The Diakhaby Case advances: opening of the file to Juan Cala and Cádiz responds

After receiving the report from the Federation's Integrity Department and the Valencia letter, they have decided to open an extraordinary file.


The Competition Committee continues with the investigation of the alleged racist insult of Juan Cala, a footballer from Cádiz, to Diakhaby, from Valencia. Said body of the Federation has decided, at the request of the RFEF Integrity Department, to open an extraordinary disciplinary procedure to the soccer player of the yellow box for "carrying out behaviors that could eventually be constitutive of one or more infractions of the general sports regulations, all the above in accordance with article 32 of the current Disciplinary Code of the RFEF ".

Competition, which met this morning, discussed and analyzed the incidents that occurred last Sunday at Cádiz-Valencia. This Committee wants to continue studying and investigating that alleged racist insult to football. "It is considered necessary to emphasize that on the part of this Competition Committee it is considered essential to act firmly in relation to any action, manifestation or statement that is susceptible to violence, racism, xenophobia or intolerance in football, with precepts in the scope of the Disciplinary Code of the RFEF that enable the initiation of disciplinary actions for the timely knowledge of the nature and scope of the facts and, where appropriate, the corresponding sanction when circumstances justify it, "explains said body in its minutes. .

Cala will be investigated for the "conduct of conduct that could eventually constitute one or more infractions of the general sports regulations, all of the above in accordance with the article of the Disciplinary Code of the RFEF". This process, which was requested by Valencia, will be instructed by Juan Antonio Landaberea Unzueta, who will be in charge of the procedure and to whom the abstention and recusal rules provided for in the legislation will be applied. However, Competition keeps the yellow card that Diakhaby saw in the set with Cala. Medié Jiménez wrote in the minutes: "for arguing with a colleague." Valencia will use this yellow card.

Cádiz pronounces on the file against Cala: "We will defend Cala"

After the official opening of a file against Juan Cala by Competition for the alleged racist insult that Diakhaby claims to have received from the central cadista. Cádiz has then decided to publish a statement in which they show their support for the player of the yellow entity, Cala, and, also, they affirm that they wish to see "the end of the investigation process".

Cádiz through its statement assures that it will be next to Juan Cala to defend him from "baseless accusations" and at the same time they affirm that if it was shown that the footballer starred in a racist act, the club "would have condemned and fought against any conduct contrary to the values of the competition and the entity ".

Below we reproduce the statement issued by Cádiz in its entirety given its relevance:

"Upon confirmation of the opening of the file to Juan Cala by the Competition Committee at the request of the Integrity department of the RFEF due to a complaint from the Valencia Football Club, the Cádiz Football Club makes the following statements:

- We fully agree and applaud that the RFEF opens an investigation into the accusations that have been leveled against our player, Juan Torres Ruiz 'Juan Cala'.

- We hope and trust that, for the sake of football, the investigation process will be completed.

- If the investigation ends, as we are sure, resolving the concurrence of an unfair accusation against our player Juan Cala, that same body, following the same criteria, must take the necessary measures so that those who have accused without any evidence are sanctioned.

- The Cádiz Football Club will defend its player from any type of unfounded accusation, just as in the reverse case it would have condemned and fought against any conduct contrary to the values demanded by the competition and our own entity.STOP RACISM. NO TO RACISM "The AFE defends the presumption of innocence of Cala

The Association of Spanish Footballers also issued a statement on the" episode that occurred during the match between Cádiz CF and Valencia CF and that affects the footballers Juan Torres Ruiz and Mouctar Diakhaby " . For the group of footballers, "the presumption of innocence is a fundamental right of any person as long as their guilt is not proven" and, only in the event that it is proven, "it will condemn, as it has always done, all racist or xenophobic actions. that attempts, both on and off the field, to any footballer ".

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