Garcia denies abusing Umtiti

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first_imgBarcelona Sergio Garcia denies racially abusing Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti Ryan Benson 23:35 2/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Sergio Garcia Espanyol Getty Barcelona Espanyol v Barcelona Espanyol Primera División The Espanyol star responded to media reports that he racially abused the Barcelona defender in the tunnel after Sunday’s derby Espanyol forward Sergio Garcia has strenuously denied media reports claiming he racially abused Samuel Umtiti during Sunday’s Barcelona derby.Garcia and Umtiti clashed several times during the match, with the Spaniard producing a nasty tackle on his counterpart early on and also appearing to dive near him in the penalty area later in the game.One of their altercations occurred just before full-time in the 1-1 draw at the RCDE Stadium and discussions continued in the tunnel. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player It was reported that the two clashed and had to be separated by Gerard Pique, with Garcia alleged to have aimed a racial slur at the Frenchman, before later apologising.But Garcia has spoken out on the matter, insisting he was not racist and that he has spoken with Umtiti to clear things up.Taking to his Instagram page before making it a private account, Garcia wrote: “First of all, to clarify, I already spoke with Samuel [on Sunday].”In no way was my behaviour racist. You all know my wife is an ethnic gypsy and I grew up in a neighbourhood with all the races in the world.”My brother-in-law [former Espanyol forward and current Cologne player Jhon Cordoba], with whom I have a strong friendship, is also African-American.”In the tension of the match, many things are said which should remain on the pitch.”last_img

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