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Coz Of His Wife's Instagram Post, He Lost His Job. by ColeDrain(m): 4:01pm On Jun 07
The LA Galaxy released midfielder  Aleksandar Katai following racist social media posts made by his wife, Tea, the team announced Friday.

In a one-sentence news release, the team said it had "mutually agreed to part ways" with the midfielder, who joined the team before this season after spending the previous two campaigns with the Chicago Fire. The Galaxy reached a financial agreement with Katai and do not have any further financial obligations to the player.

The Instagram posts made by Tea Katai late on Tuesday, which have since been taken down, mocked protests related to the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis last week. One post showed a police SUV attempting to drive through protesters in New York. A caption in Serbian read, "Kill the s---s!" while a second post showed a picture of an individual carrying boxes of Nikes with the caption "Black Nikes Matter."

The response from Galaxy fans was quick, with some demanding Katai's release. One social media post showed four fans holding a banner in front of Dignity Health Sports Park stating, "No Racists in Our Club," with Katai's No. 7 circled with a red slash through it.

Katai, 29, later posted a message on Instagram calling the posts "a mistake from my family" and saying he took full responsibility. He apologized "for the pain these posts have caused the LA Galaxy family and all allies in the fight against racism."

The Galaxy issued a statement Wednesday condemning the posts, saying, "The LA Galaxy stands firmly against racism of any kind, including that which suggests violence or seeks to demean the efforts of those in pursuit of racial equality."

At the time, the team said they would meet with Katai on Thursday to determine next steps. After the meeting, the two sides had decided to part ways.

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https://www.espn.com/soccer/la-galaxy/story/4106585/galaxy-release-aleksandar-katai-after-wifes-social-media-posts

Re: Coz Of His Wife's Instagram Post, He Lost His Job. by Vyzz: 4:05pm On Jun 07
The best way to fight racism is to get used to it cuz there is no way I am seeing this stopped

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Re: Coz Of His Wife's Instagram Post, He Lost His Job. by ColeDrain(m): 4:08pm On Jun 07
I feel sad for the guy tho.
But will it be safe to assume coz his wife is racist that he also is racist?

I think they were too harsh
Re: Coz Of His Wife's Instagram Post, He Lost His Job. by daddytime(m): 4:14pm On Jun 07
What an enemy from within.

She was clearly portraying a family's trait and belief system.

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Re: Coz Of His Wife's Instagram Post, He Lost His Job. by ColeDrain(m): 4:15pm On Jun 07
Vyzz:
The best way to fight racism is to get used to eat cuz there is no way I am seeing this stopped

Getting used to it??
The killings, the unwarranted privileges, the nepotisms... Na man.

Racism in the past was even worse but men and women stood up to fight against it... People like MLK or that woman refusing to sit at the back of the bus, those fights/protests surely did something, and more can be done...

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Re: Coz Of His Wife's Instagram Post, He Lost His Job. by Vyzz: 4:17pm On Jun 07
ColeDrain:


Getting used to it??
The killings, the unwarranted privileges, the nepotisms... Na man.

Racism in the past was even worse but men and women stood up to fight against it... People like MLK or that woman refusing to sit at the back of the bus, those fights/protests surely did something, and more can be done...



Maybe
Re: Coz Of His Wife's Instagram Post, He Lost His Job. by mansakhalifa(m): 5:13pm On Jun 07
daddytime:
What an enemy from within.

She was clearly portraying a family's trait and belief system.

Exactly.
Re: Coz Of His Wife's Instagram Post, He Lost His Job. by mansakhalifa(m): 5:24pm On Jun 07
She's a Serb, isn't she?

I'm not surprised.

They've got a long history with it- on and off the pitch, that is.

And this is not just towards blacks- they simply can't stand a lot of ethnicities and races.

Couple of my family members have had a couple of things to do with them. So, this is not just me regurgitating what I've read in mags or seen on TV.
Re: Coz Of His Wife's Instagram Post, He Lost His Job. by mansakhalifa(m): 5:27pm On Jun 07
ColeDrain:
I feel sad for the guy tho.
But will it be safe to assume coz his wife is racist that he also is racist?

I think they were too harsh

There's a slight chance he is. Otherwise, he wouldn't have put up with a bird like that.

Don't be deceived by the placating social media posts.

If you ask me, I think he got embarrassed by the fall-outs of his wife's actions.

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Re: Coz Of His Wife's Instagram Post, He Lost His Job. by paulolee(m): 6:49pm On Jun 07
chai..saynotoracism

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Re: Coz Of His Wife's Instagram Post, He Lost His Job. by jesmond3945: 7:38am On Jun 08
Vyzz:
The best way to fight racism is to get used to it cuz there is no way I am seeing this stopped
as usual Nigerians enjoy oppression. That's why Sars and buhari are messing up with you.

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