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FIFA Fines Spanish Federation for Fans' Racist Taunts


Football's world governing body has fined Spain's national federation $87,000 for racist taunting by its fans during a friendly match against England.

FIFA spokesman Andreas Herren announced the decision Tuesday after a meeting of the body's disciplinary committee. The Spanish federation was also warned that any repeat of such fan behavior would result in heavier fines.

The so-called "monkey chants," which were aimed at black English players Shaun Wright-Phillips and Ashley Cole, overshadowed Spain's impressive 1-0 victory in Madrid on November 17th.

The disciplinary committee also considered racist incidents during the under-21 game between the two countries on the previous night. FIFA President Sepp Blatter has come out strongly against racism, saying he intends to "stamp it out" in football.

Some information of this report provided by AP.