The LA Galaxy have released Aleksandar Katai following racist social media posts from his wife Tea.
In a one-sentence news release, the team said that it had "mutually agreed to part ways" with Katai. Katai joined the Galaxy from the Chicago Fire before the start of the season.
The Galaxy reached a financial agreement with Katai and do not have any further financial obligations to the player.
The Instagram posts made by Tea Katai late on Tuesday, which have since been taken down, mocked protests related to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week. One post showed a police SUV attempting to drive through protestors in New York. A caption in Serbian read, "Kill the s---s!" while a second post showed a picture of an individual carrying boxes of Nikes with the caption "Black Nikes Matter."