Keita says Pepe is worthless

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keitaMali midfielder, Seydou Keita has labelled defender, Pepe as “worthless” after a recent spat a club friendly, which brought up a racial-abuse incident the past.
Keita, who recently joined Serie A outfit Roma, refused to shake the defender’s hand when the Giallorossi and Los Blancos lined up for a friendly fixture on night.
Immediately after the pre-game traditional handshakes, Keita threw a water bottle at opponent, sparking a heated between the sides.
Following the incident, the midfielder, who had faced Pepe on numerous occasions during four-year stint at Barcelona, took to Twitter to explain himself.
“1. He called me a monkey during Madrid-Barca, 2. I did shake hand, 3. He spat on me, and after I threw the bottle, sorry for my attitude,” Keita wrote on official twitter account.
The 34-year-old then spoke to the media the following day, explaining detail how an incident which Pepe had hurled racial comments at him the past had fuelled the in this week’s friendly.
“At the time I played with Barcelona, Pepe called me a ‘macaco’, that is to a monkey, and he spat on me. I told myself: ‘This guy is worthless,'” Keita told RF1.[eap_ad_2]
“At the time, I did speak publicly about it because it wasn’t worth it. That’s why I didn’t shake his hand before the friendly. I even told my intention to my -mate Mehdi Benatia. So I greeted everyone except him.”
The former Sevilla and Valencia player the revealed that the Galacticos defender had spat on him before the game started.
“And suddenly he came up behind me and spat on me,” he said.
“At the time, I had a bottle of water and I threw it at him. His -mates saw and they had the intention to me.
“It’s true that I gave a bad image of myself and I apologise. But it’s lucky we were on a football field because it’s unacceptable that one spits on another. I don’t see why I would shake his hand, because his eyes I’m a human being.
“I don’t to talk to someone who does not consider me a human. His behaviour is unacceptable. Instead of asking why I didn’t shake his hand, he preferred to spit on me.
“I’m not saying I’m a saint. Like everyone I have flaws, but I respect people.”
Roma went on to win the friendly 1-0 as veteran Francesco Totti scored the game’s only goal just before the hour mark. (kickoffnigeria)