Inter Milan have been fined €45,000 (£37,900) for their fans racial abuse of Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor during the Europa League tie between the two on March 14.

The 29-year-old striker scored at the San Siro in extra time for Spurs in the second leg tie to put them through on away goals; but he and his teammates were subject to racial abuse as the Milan fans waved inflatable bananas.

The Nerazzurri were found guilty after Adebayor and Kyle Naughton complained that sections of the San Siro were chanting racist remarks during the clash.

The Italian giants have been punished a number of times this season for racial abuse and Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas pointed this out to UEFA when he publicly asked them to dish out a more severe punishment for the Italian team this time.

Inter were recently fined £43,000 by Serie A officials after their fans racially abused Sulley Muntari and former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli during Februarys clash with Ac Milan. They were also fined  €15,000 earlier in February for racist chants aimed at Balotelli during their 3-1 win over Chievo.

This was not the first time Tottenham had faced racist abuse as earlier in the season Lazio were also fined for racist chanting during the Group J tie at White Hart Lane in September. The Italian team were then again punished for similar behaviour in the return leg in Rome. 

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