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Galaxy and Katai part ways after racist posts by Katai’s wife

The LA Galaxy have parted ways with Serbian Winger Aleksandar Katai, announcing his departure two days after the 29-year-old’s wife posted racist remarks on her Instagram story in response to the George Floyd protests.

Tea Katai posted a picture of the protestors with a caption in Serbian that translates to, “Kill the shits.” Another depicted a Black woman running and carrying shoeboxes with the caption: “Black Nikes Matter.”

While the posts were taken down quickly, Galaxy fans reacted immediately as they shared screenshots across social media. Galaxy fans demanded justice for Floyd and the removal of Katai from the team’s roster.

On June 3, Katai released a statement addressing his wife’s remarks and assuring Galaxy fans that he neither shared nor tolerated the views expressed in the posts, and he takes full responsibility for the mistake.

The Galaxy met with Katai the following morning to discuss the comments made by his wife. No information was disclosed about the meeting, however, less than 24 hours later, the club made the announcement.

The Galaxy signed the Serbian free agent in December using Targeted Allocation Money. Katai spent the previous two seasons with the Chicago Fire, where he had 18 goals and 12 assists in 64 appearances.

Katai was brought in to be a replacement for French winger Romain Alessandrini, who occupied a Designated Player spot.


  1. Two thoughts on this. Not surprised. Most Eastern Europeans I’ve encountered are hella racist. Second, it wasn’t him who posted it but his wife so this kind of falls into guilt by association to a certain extent. I’m sure he decided it was best to leave after that in order to avoid drawing more negative attention to himself and the club.

  2. At the end : They’re no protesting the tragic death of George Floyd , they just want to loot and destroy the country and thats it.! right?

    • The system you defend so vigorously and the people in charge of it do no to like you. As an immigrant with very limited education they would have no problem putting a bullet between your eyes and leave you in the middle of the street for other like you to see.
      The same goes for your mother, father, wife, daughter son….
      To them you’re less than human.
      This is what the riots are all about.

      • Stop the b.s. you don’t know what the hell are you talking about.Empty head or full or crack and fentanyl ?

      • I believe in liberty and freewill, smaller Government, less authoritarian in cities and states. Note: I was born Uruguay from Syrian, Palestinian and Italian heritage. and I respect free-market because rewards people that work harder and smarter, I respect private property and freedom speech. Thankful to this Nation that gave me: house, business, VA benefits and a family (a wife and children).

        Why not protest racist Chinese Communist? killing of Muslims, Tibetans, Catholics, and other non-Han. And arresting 1,000’s of Black Africans and blame them CONVID 19?

        That quote is from pure ingenious Oaxaca Mexican President…’re ignorant and racist and full hate towards people are different from you. But you’re free to be so hateful.

        You assume all the looters are blacks.

      • HERNANDO, like MLS, We-The-People are going to weed out racism where ever it hides its ugly face……in other words BRACE FOR IMPACT buddy!!!

    • Irrelevant. The Galaxy are a PRIVATE entity. Your First Amendment rights protect you from GOVERNMENT attempting to suppress your speech. Moreover as someone who probably took a citizenship test, it’s even more inexcusable you can’t grasp this simple concept.

    • Absolutely none, just because she ask the source of those nike? The galaxy should send free tickets to the looters.

      • They’re spoiled and don’t understand World outside U.S or Canada.
        The MLS won’t go far fans (child-less boys) like these.

  3. Where is Keeping it Real? Surely this is a perfect example of how it is prudent to discuss “politics” at this time regardless of your position in society. If you remain silent you still have made a choice.

    • Wow, you’re a racist because you assume all the looters and vandals are non-white…haha
      Que boludo sos, basura blanca…jajaja

      • Absolutamente una basura, seguramente lleno de crack , fentanyl y anfetaminas. Un pobre diable que solo hay que tenerle lastima.

    • Zero tolerance in what? To deny that they’re rooting and looting the stores? You must be kidding. .

      • Zero tolerance to someone calling for police to kill fellow human beings, which is what Tea Katai did.

      • Do I need to explain racism to you?? So the language “KILL THE SHITS” is okay with you????? Lol, wow…..

      • Senor Peralta- It’s cowardly to condemn looters & rioters, and not condemn, or mention anything about the abuse of force that was used against Mr. Floyd. You & Scott have dropped many of comments on articles and never once mentioned that your fellow Americans,
        (like myself), who’s lineage was born in this country, and haven’t ever had the same freedoms as other Americans. My grandmas had to pay to vote. My Uncles, who fought in the WW1,2 and the Korean War, couldn’t eat at the same restaurants, enjoy the GI Bill, or sleep in the same hotels as other soldiers. Both my parents are black, and my family tree goes back to the 1700s, in this country. Native black people have been in this fight for hundreds of years. MLK was considered a terrorist, by nonblacks, back in the 60s. I’m 40, & I can say, peaceful protests have always been criticized, by prejudice people, and young people. I don’t agree with destruction of property, but if I was 19, that would be one way to get peoples attention. Tupac, Ice Cube, Geto Boys, KRS -1, and many countless other rappers have been talking about this in modern times. A lot of Latinos understand this, what’s you & Scotts problem? #AskABlackPerson

      • Racist? If I’m half black and you’re the f— ing stupid and probably a drug dealer and a looter or not .. ? Stupid …and you know the rest..

    • Panda : What did you suppose to do with those criminals? If they come to my store and attack me , believe me i will shoot those m. fs.

      • Hernando all you see is looting, not valuing human life, not concern with racism, not concern with police brutality….. BUT YOU DON’T SEE THE NEED FOR ZERO TOLERANCE OF RACISM and ARE OK WITH wanting the Police to use there car as a battering ram and run over people is something else. Tea said it AND HER HUSBAND LOST HIS JOB should tell you how important this is.
        yeah tough guy, shoot into an angry mob and see what happens to you and your damn shore

      • So, I had to play dead and do nothing to those m.fs ? You’re f—king crazy and listen : we’re a real bunch of Stores owners ready to do anything to defend ourselves. Lets see what happens next.

      • You are the racist that’s stuck on stupid.What does you defending your store have to do with racist remarks of Tea Katai of killing people with a police car ?????

      • “we’re a real bunch of Stores owners ready to do anything to defend ourselves”…HAHAHAHAH ??? a bunch of “wanna bees” carrying ARs and think they are badasses…..until the first shot is fired and you are left peeing in your pants. Do you know anything about muzzle discipline, the /treat-never-keep-keep/ concept, cover and concealment, firing under stress, moving and shooting, bounding over collectively as a unit etc???? Have you ever been in a war zone??? hahahaha you are a racist clown. See you on the news buddy….

      • “Racist? If I’m half black…..” really Hernando??? this only means
        1. they dropped you on your head as a kid
        2. you do not look black at all hence do not understand the meaning behind whats going on
        3. You are an idiot, clueless and part of the SYSTEMATIC bigotry in this country.
        4. you idolize Trump (to summarize your racist way of thinking and that covered 10+ different areas)
        Oh and “half black” is not a “get out of racist jail” free card Hahahaha ?

      • The problem is you see PROPERTY damage as worse than a public EXECUTION w/o a trial. #Priorities

    • I never saw your post , until now, let me tel you M. F. you talk too much and then run. Bitch, even the mexican fuck you all the time.. M. F. Perro que ladra no muerde. malparido.. And do not forget something you’re fucking wrong piece of shit. Fu__ ck big time , malparido

    • Basic form from the marines, but you’re a fu–king dealer. and your support the looters, because you’re one of them, piece of sh t .and listen , do not put yourself on my line of fire..please.!!


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