Aragones wins fine appeal
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Luis Aragones has won his legal appeal against a fine for remarks about Thierry Henry.
Luis Aragones has won his legal appeal against a fine meted out for his remarks about Thierry Henry.
The Spanish national team coach had originally been punished for derogatory comments made about the Arsenal captain in October 2004.
During a training session, Aragones referred to Henry as a 'black s***' when telling Jose Antonio Reyes he was better than his then-Gunners team-mate.
After apologising for the comments, Aragones was later fined é¼3,000 (£2,000) following an investigation by the Spanish Football Federation.
The sanction was imposed for behaviour 'contrary to the good order of the sport', but Aragones contested the fine.
That has now been removed after the veteran tactician confirmed his appeal against the punishment had been successful.
"My lawyer told me this morning," Aragones told Cadena Ser radio station on Tuesday.
"I went to court because it was a stain on my reputation and because the offence did not exist as some judges thought."