'Our game is free of racism,' says president of Spanish FA

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The president of Spain's football association has claimed racism "does not exist" in the Spanish game despite numerous recent incidents.

Uefa fined the country's FA after the country's fans racially abused Italy's Mario Balotelli during Euro 2012, while last year Barcelona's Dani Alves said racism in the Spanish game was "uncontrollable". Samuel Eto'o also highlighted racist abuse during his time with Barcelona. But Angel Villa Llona, a member of Fifa and Uefa's executive committees, insisted yesterday there was no problem.

Asked how racism in Spanish football compared to the game in England, which has had two high-profile abuse cases in the last year, Villa Llona said: "There is no racism in Spanish football."