Barça's Wague handed four-game ban for Ejea fan altercation
The Barcelona B defender made contact with a supporter's face after receiving "numerous and repeated racist insults and songs."
The Spanish Professional Football League (LFP) disciplinary committee has handed Barcelona B defender Moussa Wague a four-game ban for his sending off against Ejea despite the player saying he was the subject of “numerous and repeated racist insults and songs that should never have to be tolerated on a football pitch."
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Wague was sent off after reacting to an Ejea fan while trying to retrieve the ball for a throw-in. In his match report, referee Gozka Mazo Maruri stated that Wague “hit a spectator in the face while trying to take the ball from him when the ball was not in play.”
Wague later apologized for his actions: "I want to express my sincere apologies to SD Ejea and the fan of that club for my conduct during the game yesterday," Wague said.
"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 also want to report that my actions, in trying to get the ball back from a fan to take a throw-in, came after being the subject of numerous and repeated racist insults and songs that should never have to be tolerated on a football pitch."
The officials, the match-day security deployment and Ejea all claimed they were “unaware of anything of that nature occurring” in response to Wague’s accusations of racism.