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Spanish international accused of racism by opponent

The Colombian defender Jefferson Lerma has Spanish international Iago Aspas for the television cameras, accused of racism after the end of the league game between Levante and Celta Vigo Sunday morning. Aspas would be during the match in the Spanish Primera Division racist insults to the address of the black Levante player expressed.

During a tv interview after the match spat Lerma his gal: “I want to do something, to protest, now I am here, in front of the cameras stand”, he began. “Racist statements would not be allowed to exist. Aspas said ‘negro de mierda’ against me, and that cannot be tolerated.”

Lerma claimed that he was the referee inform about the pronunciation of Aspas, but responded that he “got tired of was to to be disturbed”.

The club of Lerma, Levante, in the meantime, a statement released which they their support speak for their player and the racism in sentencing. Aspas responded through the media of his local club, Celta de Vigo: “What is said on the field stays on the field. So I will not tell what he said to me. In any case, I have the words in question never put in the mouth.” Celta, in turn, published a statement in which they Aspas in protection take and their commitment to fair play and respect on and off the field emphasize.

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