Athletico Madrid fined over fans' racism22 December 2005

Athletico Madrid have been fined €6000 by the Spanish Football Federation for the racial abuse of Espanyol's Cameroon goalkeeper Carlos Kameni in a league match last month.

Although the fan abuse was not noted in referee Arturo Dauden Ibanez's match report, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said it acted after a complaint from the government-run Anti-violence Commission which estimated that some 500 fans had been involved in the incidents.

Athletico, who were fined for similar offences last season, said that they had done everything in their power to stop the abuse.

Spain increased the punishments given to clubs for racist abuse in July and Primera Liga sides can now be fined between €6,000 and €18,000 depending on the number of fans involved and the action taken to deal with the incident.