Papakouli Diop says Atletico fans racially taunted him
MAY 04, 2014 3:30p ET
A racism row erupted in Spain for the second week running after Levante's Papakouli Diop appeared to be subjected to monkey gestures from a section of Atletico Madrid fans during Sunday's Primera Division clash.
A week after Barcelona's Dani Alves took a bite out of a banana thrown at him from the crowd, the Senegalese midfielder said he danced like a monkey in front of his alleged abusers.
"They called me monkey and I turned and imitated a monkey," Diop was quoted as saying by Marca.com. "I'm tired of racism in football. And there's a lot.
"I did the monkey dance to highlight the matter. I wanted people to know what happened.
"I do not know if it's racist or disrespectful, but they have to stop the monkey noises made by some people."