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Diakhaby racism claims being studied by lip reader

Spain’s football league has employed a lip reading expert to investigate allegations of racism made by Valencia defender Mouctar Diakhaby, La Liga president Javier Tebas said yesterday.

Diakhaby said that Cadiz defender Juan Cala directed a racial slur at him during the Andalusian side’s 2-1 victory on Sunday, resulting in the game being suspended for 25 minutes. The Frenchman was substituted during the stoppage. Spaniard Cala has denied racially abusing Diakhaby and said he had been caught up in “a media circus” and “a public lynching.” On Wednesday, radio show Tribuna Deportiva posted audio from the game on Twitter, in which it said the racist insult can be heard. Diakhaby replied: “To not say anything is to be complicit,” tagging La Liga in his tweet. Tebas, however, said that the audio had been taken out of context and that La Liga is working on determining exactly what was said through the use of technology and an expert lip reader.


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