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An RCD Mallorca fitness coach has been been accused of making a racist gesture to his own player.
An injury to Salva Sevilla in the second half meant that the visitors needed a substitution and TV footage showed Dani Pastor on the touchline.
Pastor can be seen whistling to Japanese youngster Takefusa Kubo, before appearing to make a slant-eyed gesture as he called for the on-loan Real Madrid winger back from his warm-up.
Contact attempt by an Mallorcan staffer to - I assume - Japanese player Takefusa Kubo.- Tobias三frecce (@ConDrei) February 9, 2020
Maybe they should find a better non-verbal communication on the pitch for him...pic.twitter.com/MCh07YodY2
Wtf. Mallorca coach did the slanty-eye gesture to call Kubo https://t.co/vTXDHzWvX8- Kelvin Yap (@plevyakin) February 9, 2020
There is no official response from Pastor or the club as of yet but the alleged actions have been widely condemned on social media.
Kubo replaced Sevilla in the 65th minute of the 1-0 defeat to Espanyol on Sunday, where Raul de Tomas scored the winning goal.
The 18-year old, who was once on Barcelona's books back in the day, signed for Real on a six year deal from FC Tokyo in a €2 million summer move.
He joined the first-team for their pre-season tour and made a huge impression, being voted as Man of the Match during a victory over Fenerbahce in the Audi Cup.
It was then decided he would join a team in La Liga for experience and the youngster started brightly with a sublime 27-minute came for newly promoted Mallorca against Athletic Bilbao back in September.
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