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La Liga defends apparent racist gesture by Real Mallorca coach

(CNN)The actions of a Real Mallorca coach who appeared to make a racist gesture during Sunday's match against Espanyol have been defended by La Liga, Spanish football's top division.Midway through the second half of match, Dani Pastor, the fitness coach at Mallorca, was caught on camera pulling his eyes back to allegedly signal to Japanese player Takefusa Kubo that he should be ready to come onto the pitch as a substitute for an injured teammate.Real Mallorca and Pastor have not replied to CNN's repeated requests for comment, both by phone and email. Kubo's representatives did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment."At La Liga, we do not consider that the intention of this gesture carries a racist attitude," the league said i ...