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Italian club Cagliari fined over racist chants at Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o
Eto'o has suffered racist abuse during his career in Spain and Italy

Italian club Cagliari have been fined US$35,000 by the Italian league for their fans' racist taunts directed at Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o during their game on Sunday.

The match was halted by the referee after just three minutes as fans insulted Eto'o every time he touched the ball.

The fans were warned that the match would be abandoned completely if they didn't stop.

Eto'o, who is also the captain of Cameroon's Indomitable Lions, went on to score the only goal in his side's 1-0 victory.

Racist chants are quite common in Italy's Serie A but it's the first time a match has ever been stopped for that reason.

Eto'o once threatened to walk off the pitch while at Barcelona in the Spanish Liga, after fans of rival team Real Zaragoza made monkey noises at him.

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see also
Match halted over Eto'o abuse
18 Oct 10 |  African
Eto'o out of Zaragoza clash
05 Apr 07 |  African
Eto'o racially abused
28 Nov 04 |  African

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