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UPDATED: 16:47, March 01, 2006
Zaragoza fined over racist abuse in league match
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Spanish first division club Real Zaragoza paid 9,000 euros ($10,728) on Tuesday for the club's fans due to their racist abuse at Barcelona's Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o last weekend.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said in an official statement that the club had 10 days to appeal against the decision.

Eto'o could be seen saying "I'm not playing any more" in the 77th minute of Saturday's league game at La Romareda stadium after being taunted by monkey noises as he prepared to take a corner.

He was persuaded to remain by teammates, referee Victor Esquinas Torres, and Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard.

The fine is significantly larger than those that have normally been handed out to clubs for such incidents.

Zaragoza were fined 600 euros ($713.6) by the RFEF last season after a section of their fans directed similar abuse at Eto'o.

Source: Xinhua


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