Goal celebration dedicated to racist fans, says Eto'o
Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o said his
dancing goal celebration in Saturday's 4-1 win away to Real Zaragoza was
a response to the racist abuse he received during the game.
"I danced like a monkey because they treated me like a monkey," said the
24-year-old Cameroon international, who is widely expected to be named
African Player of the Year for the second season in succession next week.
Eto'o, who notched his 17th goal of the season, was greeted by monkey
chants when he touched the ball at the Romareda stadium and peanuts were
thrown on to the pitch after he scored.
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 has not taken any action
unless the incidents have been reported by the referee.