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Espanyol striker Sergio Garcia denies racially insulting Umtiti

Espanyol striker Sergio Garcia has denied leveling racial abuse at Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.

Sergio has been accused of racially insulting Umtiti during Sunday's 1-1 draw.

"In no way was my behaviour racist," he clarified in a statement and made reference to his multicultural background.

"Everyone knows that my wife's ethnicity is gypsy and I grew up in a neighbourhood where there were all the different races of the world.

"My brother-in-law with whom I have a strong friendship is also Afro-American (Former Espanyol forward Jhon Cordoba, who now plays in Germany)."

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