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Last Updated: Sunday, 13 February, 2005, 13:46 GMT
Eto'o responds to racist abuse
Cameroon and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o Fils
Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o Fils was the target of racist abuse

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o Fils danced like a monkey to celebrate his goal in response to racist abuse he received in Barcelona's 4-1 win over Zaragoza on Saturday.

Eto'o, who notched his 17th goal of the season, was greeted by monkey chants when he touched the ball at Zaragoza's Romareda stadium.

Peanuts were also thrown on to the pitch after he scored.

"I danced like a monkey because they treated me like a monkey," said the Barcelona striker.

Referee Fernando Carmona Mendez did not mention the incidents in his match report, commenting only that the behaviour of the crowd was "normal".

Several clubs have been fined for the racist behaviour of their fans this season.

But the Spanish Football Federation will not take any action unless the incidents have been reported by the referee.

This is the third time the Cameroon international has been racially abused this season.

He was the target of racial abuse from Getafe fans during Barcelona's 2-1 win three months ago.

Two supporters of Spanish club Albacete were fined last December for making monkey noises at the Barcelona striker.

Eto'o is widely expected to be named African Player of the Year for the second season in succession on Tuesday.

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