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Football: Aragones fine deemed `pitiful.

ANTI-RACISM campaigners last night condemned as ``pitiful'' the pounds 2,060 fine levied on Spain coach Luis Aragones after his racist slur on Thierry Henry and spiteful outburst against British colonialism.

The 66-year-old could have been sacked, but he escaped with a financial penalty equivalent to one day's wages, to the alarm of `Kick It Out'.

The punishment was the result of a drawn-out investigation into Aragones telling Spain forward Jose Antonio Reyes that he was better than ``that black -'' Henry, his Arsenal team-mate
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 2, 2005
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