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Last Updated: Friday, 6 May, 2005, 09:41 GMT 10:41 UK
Eto'o blasts racists
Cameroon and Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o
Two men were fined for racially abusing Samuel Eto'o

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o has lashed out at the racist fan element in the Spanish game.

The Barcelona forward blamed adults who indulge in xenophobic chants of setting a bad example to impressionable children.

"The kids don't know if these monkey chants are good or bad," he said.

"They just listen to their parents who are gods to them and this is what is worrying."

Racism has marred the Spanish game this season.

The country's national anti-violence commission imposed a US$8,200 fine on two supporters of first division club Albacete for making monkey noises at Eto'o in December.

The Spanish Football Federation recently fined national team coach Luis Aragones for making racist comments about Thierry Henry of both France and Arsenal last October.

Aragones caused a storm after making reference to Henry's colour during a training session earlier that month to the French striker's Arsenal team-mate Jose Antonio Reyes.

Aragones insisted he was merely geeing up Reyes by telling the youngster he has at least as much talent as his Highbury team-mate.

In November, Spanish fans were in hot water after loudly booing England's black contingent during a friendly international in Madrid.

Eto'o responds to racist abuse
13 Feb 05 |  African
Two fined for Eto'o taunts
17 Dec 04 |  African

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