Malaga plea to fans to curb racism15 September 2005

Malaga have called on their fans to banish racist behaviour from their stadium, after abuse was directed at visiting Espanyol players during the Primera Liga match on Sunday 11 September 2005.

The club was fined €600 for the behaviour of its fans, which is the club's second such fine this year. Similar incidents took place during last season's corresponding fixture.

A statement on the club’s website read:
“Malaga football club demands that all its fans come together to back the club in its fight against any type of racist actions taking place during games. The club abhors these acts and attitudes, and asks that fans do not repeat them at any more games, training sessions, or other club events.”

Last season Deportivo Coruna, Albacete, Getafe and Atletico Madrid all received fines for similar incidents in their grounds.