Katai leaves LA Galaxy over wife’s racist comments

first_img(BBC) – Serbia winger Aleksandar Katai has left LA Galaxy by mutual consent after his wife posted “racist and violent” messages on social media.Katai’s wife Tea appeared to mock Black Lives Matter protestors and joked about looting in Instagram posts.In a one-line statement issued yesterday, the Major League Soccer club confirmed Katai had been released.Katai said the posts were unacceptable, adding her views “are not ones I share and are not tolerated in my family”.The 29-year-old added: “This is a mistake from my family and I take full responsibility.”Protests have been held around the world after unarmed black man George Floyd died while being restrained by a white Minneapolis police officer on May 25.Athletes from a number of sports have spoken out about racial discrimination and police brutality following Floyd’s death.In an earlier statement, LA Galaxy said: “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.”Katai added: “I will ensure that my family and I take the necessary actions to learn, understand, listen and support the black community.“I am sorry for the pain these posts have caused the LA Galaxy family and all allies in the fight against racism.”The winger made two appearances for Galaxy after joining from Chicago Fire in December. He previously played for Red Star Belgrade and Alaves in La Liga.last_img read more

Knight named USTFCCCA National Performer of the Week

first_img Published on October 16, 2017 at 6:29 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelman Syracuse senior cross country runner Justyn Knight, who placed first on Friday at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, was named United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Performer of the Week on Monday.Knight is currently coming off a season where he placed third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and placed ninth at the IAAF World Championships, both in the 5000-meters. Knight’s participation on Friday was in doubt after his track season was extended until Mid-August.“(When he runs), he will run to win,” Fox said, ” If he lines up at Wisconsin, it’s because he believes he will win.”Knight raced his first meet of the season behind other All-Americans Colin Bennie and Philo Germano. Nearing the end of the race, Knight zoomed past Stanford’s Grant Fisher to finish the race at a time of 23:28.5. The Syracuse men placed third at the meet.Going back to last season, Knight has won three-straight meets and six of the last seven. This is the second time he has won the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, becoming one of only two runners to win the event multiple times.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis is the fourth time Knight has been named national athlete of the week during his tenure at Syracuse, with his most recent title occurring last track season. He also earned the honor after winning the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational last year.Knight will next race at the John Reif Memorial in Ithaca on October 20th. That meet will mark the final race of the team’s season before ACC Championships. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Watch the best moments from every era in Los Angeles Lakers’ history including Jerry West, Magic Johnson and Kobe Bryant

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Related Articles Move over “Throwback Thursday,” the Los Angeles Lakers’ social team decided to shake things up with a look back at some of the most memorable moments in team history.The video will place you in a time capsule and show you the Minneapolis era (1947-1960) and the transition to Los Angeles with Elgin Baylor and Jerry West.The dangerous duo of Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Magic Johnson from the Showtime era and the Shaquille O’Neal-Kobe Bryant dynasty.There is something for everyone. Tweet us at @InsideSoCalSpts and let us know what your favorite era in Lakers’ history is. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs last_img read more