Monkey Chants Ignite New Racism Row in Spain

After racist attacks on Barcelona's Dani Alves, Spanish football in midst of another controversy as Levante's Pape Diop accuses Atletico Madrid fans of subjecting him to abuse.

updated: May 05, 2014 18:03 IST
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Madrid: A new racism scandal erupted in Spanish football after fans made monkey chants at Levante's Senegalese midfielder Pape Diop, just a week after Barcelona defender Dani Alves denounced a banana-thrower.

The 28-year-old Diop accused Atletico Madrid fans of subjecting him to abuse as his side inflicted a shock 2-0 defeat on the Liga leaders on Sunday. (Related: Dani Alves slams 'backward Spain over banana taunt)

He reacted by dancing in front of the disconsolate travelling fans at the final whistle Sunday, and television images showed some furious Atletico supporters making monkey gestures.

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