Racing Santander fined for racist abuse against Eto'o

April 12, 2006

MADRID -- Racing Santander have been fined an unspecified sum by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) after a group of fans subjected Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o to racist abuse during a league match on Sunday.

The RFEF refused to reveal the size of the fine, but Spanish media suggested that it was likely to be in the region of 6,000 euros ($7,294).

Referee Antonio Rubinos Perez mentioned the abuse in his report on the match at El Sardinero, saying that the Cameroon international had been met with monkey chanting when he touched the ball.

He then asked the club to make an announcement over the public address system calling for the fans to show respect towards the players.

Eto'o, who scored Barcelona's second goal in the 2-2 draw, was subjected to further abuse as the game continued.

In February the Barca striker tried to leave the pitch after being racially abused by Real Zaragoza fans.

Zaragoza were fined 9,000 euros as a result of the incident.