The Los Angeles Galaxy announced they are parting ways with Aleksandar Katai. The team made the decision after Alexsandar's wife, Tea Katai, posted "racist and violent" statements on her Instagram story earlier this week regarding nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd's recent death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.
The team met with Alexsander Katai on Thursday before making the decision to part ways.
Tea Katai's posts, which have since been deleted from her page, were written in Serbian and called for the killing of protestors. She also referred to those around the United States attending protests as "disgusting cattle," according to the Associated Press.
"The LA Galaxy strongly condemned the social posts and requested their immediate removal," the team said on Thursday. "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. The LA Galaxy stand with communities of color, and especially the Black community, in the protests and fight against systemic racism, social inequality, bigotry and violence."
This was slated to be Katai's first season season with the Galaxy after signing with the team in December. He spent the past two seasons with the Chicago Fire and before that played the first eight years of his professional career in Europe.