The posts on Instagram were removed after LA Galaxy condemned them and called them "racist and violent". Katai's wife, among other things, called the protesters "disgusting animals".

The club writes briefly on its website that the 29-year-old Serbian former national teammate left the club after a joint decision.

Katai came to the Galaxy from Chicago Fire for this season and had to play in the team's two preliminary matches before the season was paused due to the corona pandemic.

ARCHIVE: Zlatan's last goal in LA Galaxy (October 25):

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his LA Galaxy are out of the MLS playoffs. Photo: Photo Agency