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Barcelona B’s Moussa Wague hit with four-match ban after red card

The defender has been severely punished

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Barcelona B defender Moussa Wague has been handed a four-match ban for his red card against Ejea.

The 20-year-old was sanctioned after he clashed with a fan. He later apologised for the incident and said he had been subjected to racist abuse.

“I want to express my sincere apologies to SD Ejea and the fan of that club for my conduct during the game yesterday. In a moment of anger, with the result going against us, I did not behave correctly and I acknowledge that and want to reiterate my apologies.

“I want to denounce also that my action, attempting to get the ball back from a fan to take a throw-in, arrived after being the object of numerous and reiterated racist insults and songs that should not be tolerated ever in a football stadium.”

Moussa Wague | Source

Barcelona have disappointingly said nothing on the matter, while Ejea took to Twitter to insist they were unaware of any racist behaviour taking place.

“We want to publicly thank Moussa Wague for his apology,” read a statement. “With regards to his complaint that he received racist insults, at no moment were the referees, stewards, members of the security staff or anyone from the club [Ejea] aware of anything like that happening. Any [racism] would have been dealt with very strongly.”

Ejea | Source

Wague has now been heavily sanctioned for his actions, but unfortunately it does not look like anyone is interested in looking into the alleged racist insults aimed at Wague.

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