Barcelona defender Moussa Wague has been hit with a four-game ban after hitting an opposition fan in the face, it has been confirmed.
The 20-year-old was sent-off at an away league game SD Ejea this weekend after striking the opposition supporter when he had gone to retrieve the ball from the crowd.
The Senegalese international apologised for hitting an opposition fan in the face, but claims he was the victim of ‘numerous racist insults’.
“I wish to explain my sincere apologies to SD Ejea and the fan of that club for my conduct during the game yesterday,” Wague wrote on an Instagram post on Monday.
“In a moment of anger, with the score line not in our favour, I behaved incorrectly and I acknowledge that and want to reiterate my apologies.
“I want to denounce also that my action, attempting to get the ball back from a fan to take a throw-in, arrived after being the object of numerous and continued racist insults and songs that should not be tolerated ever in a football stadium.”
Ejea have accepted the apology but have not verified his claims of racism, while the Blaugrana have appealed against the length of the ban but not on the grounds of racism being present.
Wague joined Barca from Eupen last summer and is supposedly being earmarked for a future first-team slot at the club.