"Celta" removed Mina, convicted of rape, from the team

Spanish “Celta” removed from the team convicted of rape player Mina

MOSCOW, May 4 – Celta Vigo have suspended Santi Mina, who was previously sentenced to four years in prison for rape, from training with the team, according to the Spanish club’s official website.
“Celta” opened a disciplinary case against the player to determine his official duties in connection with the sentence. For this reason, Mina was suspended from training with the team in order to also protect the club’s image.
It is noted that Celta respects the right of the player to protect his honest name, but is obliged to take action. In addition, the club demonstrates “absolute rejection of the offense defined in the court order.”
Earlier Wednesday, a court in the Spanish province of Almería ruled Mina guilty in a rape case. The football player was sentenced to four years in prison, he is also obliged to pay compensation in the amount of 50 thousand euros to the victim and has no right to approach her closer than 500 meters for 12 years.
According to the materials of the criminal case, Mina committed the crime in June 2017 at a nightclub in Mojácar (Almería). The football player entered into sexual contact with a girl without her consent in his friend’s minibus, which was parked at a nightclub.
Mina, 26, has made 36 appearances for the club in all competitions this season, scoring nine goals and providing five assists. From 2015 to 2019 he played for Valencia.

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