A Serbian football player was forced by his team, LA Galaxy, to publicly apologise for and then denounce his own wife after she posted comments on social media criticising looters taking part in Black Lives Matter riots in the US.
Aleksandar Katai did not make the posts himself and his own opinion on the violent riots, destruction of private property and looting is unknown, but he was still punished for his wife’s opinions.
His wife wrote the posts in Serbian and quickly deleted them after Black Lives Matter supporters attacked her.
Katai took to social media to condemn his wife’s posts and claim they were a mistake for which he took responsibility, and he apologised
“for the pain these posts have caused the LA Galaxy family and all allies in the fight against racism.”
“I strongly condemn white supremacy, racism and violence towards people of colour,” Katai said adding
“Black lives matter.”
However, this pandering and pleading did not save his career with the club and his contract was soon terminated.
The LA Galaxy President Chris Klein pilled on the insult to injury after Katai’s contract was terminated saying:
“In the end we have to look at what the club stands for and who we are.”
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