Football: Valencia president wants alleged racial abuse incident to be "catalyst" for change

SINGAPORE – Valencia president Anil Murthy has called on La Liga to review its protocols after an alleged racist abuse incident involving Valencia’s Mouctar Diakhaby in a match against Cadiz on Monday (April 5). In an exclusive interview with The Straits Times, he also described the incident as one that is ” sad for football”.

Valencia are the first top-flight team in Spain to walk off the pitch during a league match in protest, after their French defender Diakhaby claimed he was racially abused by Cadiz’s Juan Cala.

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