• The club has opened a disciplinary file on the sky-blue striker and temporarily removes him from training, after knowing this Wednesday the sentence of four years in prison against the player for a crime of sexual abuse
  • The facts for which Santi Mina is sentenced

Celta has reacted after hearing the sentence against its player Santi Mina, which sentenced him to four years in prison for the crime of sexual abuse of a woman on June 18, 2017, in Mojácar (Almería). The Galician club has issued an official statement where it takes action against the footballer after hearing the sentence of the Almería Court. For now, he has opened a disciplinary file and was removed from first-team training. “The club is obliged to take measures against those events that notoriously undermine the club’s image and directly attack its values,” the entity’s statement detailed.

The full official statement from Celta reads as follows:

As a result of the ruling of the Third Section of the Provincial Court of Almería, issued today, RC Celta has decided to open a disciplinary file on the player Santiago Mina to elucidate his work responsibilities in view of this resolution. For this reason and as a precaution, it has been decided to temporarily remove the player from first-team training, without prejudice to his continuing to carry out the activities indicated by the club for this purpose.

RC Celta respects the player’s right to defense but is obliged to take measures against those events that notoriously undermine the image of the club and directly attack its values, once again showing its most absolute rejection of the offense defined in the judicial resolution.

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