Barcelona defender Moussa Wague has apologised for his sending off against SD Ejea but cited ‘numerous and repeated insults and racist chants’ for reasons behind his action.
The 20-year-old was sent for an early shower in the 81st minute after hitting a spectator in the face when trying to snatch a ball when the ball was not in play.
De Mesa’s 18th-minute opener for the hosts separated both teams for the entirety of the encounter at the Nuevo Estadio de Ejea de los Caballeros and ended Barca B's eight-game unbeaten run.
The defeat dropped Garcia Pimienta’s side to sixth in the Segunda B Group 3 table and Wague, remorseful of his actions, has admitted his uncouth behaviour with apologies to SD Ejea and their fans.
“From these lines, I would like to express my most sincere apologies to SD Ejea and the club's fan for the behaviour I had during yesterday's game,” Wague wrote on Instagram.
“In a moment of nerves, when we were with the result against trying to overcome the match, I did not have a successful behavior and I admit it and I want to reiterate my apologies for it.
“I want to denounce also that my action, trying to snatch the ball from an amateur to take the kick, comes after being the subject of numerous and repeated insults and racist chants that should never be tolerated on a football field.”
Desde estas líneas, quiero expresar mis más sinceras disculpas a la SD Ejea y al aficionado del mismo Club por la conducta que tuve durante el partido de ayer. En un momento de nervios, cuando estábamos con el resultado en contra intentando remontar el partido, no tuve un comportamiento acertado y lo reconozco y quiero reiterar mis disculpas por ello. Quiero denunciar también que mi acción, intentándole arrebatar el balón a un aficionado para realizar el saque de banda, llega después de ser objeto de numerosos y reiterados insultos y cánticos racistas que no se deben tolerar nunca en un campo de fútbol.
Wague joined Barcelona from AS Eupen in August 2018 and has scored a goal in 10 league outings for the Barca B this season.