The score was 1-1 when Diakhaby was involved in altercation with Cadiz’s Juan Cala. Valencia’s Gabriel Paulista then kicked the ball out of play and the players walked off the pitch.
Following a short break, the players returned to the pitch but Diakhaby did not return and Hugo Guillamon came on in his place.
“We offer our complete backing to Mouctar Diakhaby,” a tweet posted on Valencia’s page read. “The player, who had received a racial insult, requested that his teammates return to the pitch.
“WE SUPPORT YOU MOUCTAR. NO TO RACISM.”