The LA Galaxy will meet with Aleksandar Katai to discuss a series of social media posts by his wife.
Tea Katai made the since-deleted posts on her Instagram story this week, the Galaxy confirmed Wednesday in a statement that called the posts "racist and violent."
Tea Katai's posts included a profane call, written in Serbian, and threats against protesters.
"The LA Galaxy strongly condemned the social posts and requested their immediate removal," the statement continued. "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."
Katai disavowed his wife’s posts in a statement on his own Instagram account Wednesday night.
“These views are not ones that I share and are not tolerated in my family,” he wrote. “I strongly condemn white supremacy, racism and violence towards people of color. Black lives matter. This is a mistake from my family and I take full responsibility. I will ensure that my family and I take the necessary actions to learn, understand, listen and support the black community.
“I understand that it will take time to earn back the support of the people of Los Angeles. I am committed to putting in the necessary work to learn from these mistakes and be a better ally and advocate for equality going forward. I am sorry for the pain these posts have caused the LA Galaxy family and all allies in the fight against racism.”