The LA Galaxy released midfielder Aleksandar Katai after racist social media posts made by his wife, Tea, the team announced Friday.
In a one-sentence news release, the team said that it had “mutually agreed to part ways” with the midfielder, who joined the team before this season after spending the previous two campaigns with the Chicago Fire.
The Galaxy reached a financial agreement with Katai and do not have any further financial obligations to the player.
The Instagram posts made by Tea Katai late on Tuesday, which have since been taken down, mocked protests related to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.
One post showed a police SUV attempting to drive through protestors in New York. A caption in Serbian read, “Kill the s—s!” while a second post showed a picture of an individual carrying boxes of Nikes with the caption “Black Nikes Matter.”
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