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A goalkeeper who went into the stands to confront a fan who allegedly racially abused him at a Spanish third division game has been banned for two games.

In the 87th minute of Saturday's game between Sestao River Club and Rayo Majadahonda, Senegalese goalkeeper Cheikh Sarr was shown a red card after he jumped into the crowd behind the goal following the reported abuse.

After the 23-year-old was sent off and informed his Rayo Majadahonda teammates of the incident, they left the pitch and the game was then abandoned.

As well as banning Sarr, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has also said that Rayo Majadahonda will forfeit the game and will be fined €3,006 (£2,576, $3,254).

The RFEF, noting Sesato's “passivity” in failing to implement the anti-racism protocol, also ordered it to play two matches behind closed doors and pay a fine of €6,001 (£5,143, $6,496).

Speaking to local reporters about the incident on Tuesday, Sarr said, as quoted by Reuters news agency: “I grabbed him (the fan) and asked why he was insulting me.” My attitude was not aggressive, I just wanted to ask him why .

“Sometimes it could be taken as something playful or a joke. However, that wasn't the case on Saturday because it was something terrible and I couldn't contain myself. It was very sad and ugly what they said.”