Salvador Sostres, an ABC reporter suspected of racial discrimination, issued a statement on Thursday local time. He said that his words were not malicious, but he sincerely apologized to Fati.
"After the match between Barcelona and Ferencvaros, I intended to praise Fati's athletic talent and praise him as a young player who performed well, but some of my statements were considered racial discrimination. My words were not Malicious, I like Fati very much. I have said that since his first debut. I am sorry for the misunderstanding, and I apologize to everyone who has been offended by this."
Barcelona has previously decided to let the club's legal team file a lawsuit against El Salvador for racially discriminatory remarks.