Date: 7th February 2007 at 1:16pm
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Last night when I was watching Luis Aragones` pre-match press conference I thought to myself that given the anti-racism campaign in football that`s been going on for so long that it`s amazing he was allowed to keep his job and was punished only with a £2,000 fine.

For those of you who are unaware of the incident, he told Jose Reyes that he is ‘better than that black sh*t` (referring to Thierry Henry).

In his conference last night he refused to talk about it and when asked about the disgusting ‘monkey chants` made at Shaun Wright Phillips and Ashley Cole during a Spain V England friendly in Madrid back in 2004, he said he ‘did not see the incident`.

At that point I was contemplating a rant about the whole topic.

This afternoon I see an article on Skysports.com saying that he has won his appeal against the fine.

For me it`s amazing that he was allowed to keep his job, yet alone get away with such a poxy fine. The Spanish FA should not have needed an investigation that resulted in a fine; he should have been dismissed immediately for racism in the work place.

If you or I walked into work and said the same thing, we would be dismissed without question, why should it be any different for a football manager? If anything, he should have been made an example of!

Aragones today confirmed: “My lawyer told me this morning.

‘I went to court because it was a stain on my reputation and because the offence did not exist as some judges thought.’

Racism is a big enough problem in Spanish football as it is, allowing people to get away with it will only exacerbate the problem.

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