Javier Tebas has revealed that lip-reading experts have been commissioned to analyse clips from the incident between Juan Cala and Mouctar Diakhaby that took place during Cadiz vs Valencia on Sunday.
The LaLiga president is confident that they will shed light on whether the Cadiz defender racially abused his Valencia counterpart in the game between the two sides.
At least two reports will be put together, the first after analysing the audios recorded during the broadcast and the second after reading Cala‘s lips to clarify what he said.
On Thursday, Tebas responded to Diakhaby‘s post on Twitter, where the defender mentioned LaLiga’s official account and wrote “To be silent is to be an accomplice”.
“I think he posted it as a reply to an audio clip from a radio [show],” said Tebas.
“Tonight, or tomorrow there will be more news on Diakhaby‘s issue. But that audio that we heard is one minute and thirty seconds after the incident.
“The [individual] that says that expression has a South American accent and, therefore, is not Cala.
“We have worked hard on the matter and it seems that someone was talking to a group of players or to the referee and recalled the expression that is said to have been said, but that expression does not come from Cala.
“We have commissioned the cleaning of all the recordings that may exist to see what can be heard.
“We have also commissioned lip-reading by experts to know, when Cala turns around and says something, what it is that he says.”
Tebas went on to stress that, after the two reports are brought together, LaLiga will be able to come to a conclusion on the incident.
“I believe that there will be a report with what Cala‘s lips say,” added Tebas.
“There will be a report with the audio that Diakhaby has pointed out and that corresponds to a minute later.
“I think we can identify the player who speaks and who is not Cala and I think things will be clarified. I think there will be a conclusive solution.”