NBA Galaxy LA rival decided to end the contract with Serbian midfielder Alexander Katay after his wife published a series of racist and social violence comments.
Media outlets reported that Tia Katai described the protesters under the slogan “Black Life Counts” via Instagram as “disgusting cattle” and called for violence against them before the posts were deleted.
Protests erupted in various US cities against police brutality and racism after the death of George Floyd, a black American from the city of Minneapolis, who died after a police officer, pressed his knee to his neck last month.
Los Angeles released a short statement announcing that they had reached an agreement by mutual consent with Katai to end their association after a strong condemnation of what his wife had published.
The club said LA Galaxy supports colorful people, especially the black community, in demonstrations and the fight against racism, inequality, intolerance and violence.
Katai, 29, a former Chicago Fire player who contracted to the Los Angeles Galaxy last December, apologized for his wife’s comments on social media.