The Spanish Football Federation’s Appeals Committee has upheld the fine issued to Spain coach Luis Aragones for the racist remarks he made about Thierry Henry.
The committee rejected appeals from the government-run Anti-Violence Commission which argued that the £2,060 fine was too lenient.
Aragones was fined for comments about Henry when speaking to Arsenal team-mate Jose Antonio Reyes before Spain’s World Cup qualifier against Belgium in October.
Aragones was angered by Spain’s anti-violence committee call for the fine to be increased.
He said: “It’s not the fact I’ve been punished, but the fact that they look to do more than that.
“I won’t allow them to continue against me.
“All of this worries me more for my family than for myself. Although I have a lot of defects, I won’t accept that I am being punished for something that I am not.”