Tokyo - Japan's Yokohama Marinos club have been slapped with
a 5 million yen ($48,179) fine after a fan made a racist gesture during last
Saturday's match against Kawasaki Frontale at their Mitsuzawa Stadium, local
media reported on Friday.
A Marinos supporter was seen on television waving a banana
at Kawasaki's Brazilian striker Renato during the 2-0 home win and the teenager
was subsequently identified and banned indefinitely by the red-faced club.
In March, the J.League ordered Urawa Red
Diamonds to play a home match behind closed doors after a banner daubed with
the words 'Japanese Only' was displayed by one of the club's fans in the
fixture against Sagan Tosu.
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