LA Galaxy Player Aleksandar Katai Apologizes for Wife's 'Racist & Violent' Posts

LA Galaxy Player Aleksandar Katai Apologizes for Wife's 'Racist & Violent' Posts

Aleksandar Katai, a player for the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team, is apologizing for social media posts made by his wife Tea Katai.

It has been reported that Tea, who wrote the posts in Serbian, called for Black Lives Matter protesters to be killed and she referred to them as “disgusting cattle.” The team has called the posts “racist and violent.”

Aleksander wrote on Instagram, “The posts made by my wife, Tea Katai, on her social media platforms were unacceptable. These views are not ones that I share and are not tolerated in my family. Racism, particularly toward the black community, is not only prevalent in the United States and Europe, but across the globe. I strongly condemn white supremacy, racism, and violence toward people of color. Black lives matter. This is a mistake from my family and I take full responsibility.”

The team also released the following statement: “Earlier today, the LA Galaxy were made aware of a series of racist and violent social media posts by Tea Katai, the wife of LA Galaxy midfielder Aleksandar Katai. The LA Galaxy strongly condemned the social posts and requested their immediate removal. 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. The LA Galaxy stand with communities of color, and especially the Black community, in the protests and fight against systemic racism, social inequality, bigotry and violence. The LA Galaxy will hold a meeting with Katai on Thursday, June 4 and will determine next steps.”

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Posted to: Aleksandar Katai, Black Lives Matter

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