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La Liga rethinks stance over apparent racist gesture

(CNN)La Liga has clarified its stance on an alleged racist incident in a Spanish top tier football match following a public backlash.Midway through the second half of the match between Espanyol and Mallorca earlier, the fitness coach of the Balearic island team -- Dani Pastor -- 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.La Liga came in for criticism after it said Pastor's actions was "simply a way to alert the player when he was warming up without any other intention.""We understand there was no intention to offend anyone with this gesture," La Liga said in a new statement sent to CNN. "We recognize ...