Barcelona employee sacked for making monkey gestures at player
Barcelona have sacked one of the museum staff after she was seen making monkey gestures at a Racing Santandar player.
The incident occured during the first leg of Racing's Spanish third-tier play off against Llagostera.
According to the Mail Online, the woman in the middle of the storm was seated with the Llagostera fans when she was photographed making the offensive gesture at Racing's Ivorian striker Mamadou Kone.
She was later identified and reported to the police by Llagostera, prompting swift action from her employers Barcelona, who have also banned her from their stadium, the Nou Camp.
The woman reportedly works for the Catalan giants in the ticketing office of their club museum, according to Spanish paper AS.
Llagostera's management have also hit the fan with a life-time stadium ban of their own, declaring her "persona non grata" at the club.
The incident comes shortly after a banana was thrown at Barca defender Dani Alves during a match against Villarreal.
Alves promptly ate the fruit before taking a corner, receiving support over social from all around the globe.
Villarreal, who were fined 12,000 euros ($20,590) by the Spanish League for the incident, later identified the fan who made the offensive gesture and banned him for life.
Sources: AS, Mail Online, The Independent