MPs urge FA to act over racism

A group of MP’s have stated that the FA must act to stamp racism out of the game in Great Britain.

A number of unsavoury incidents blighted last season, with Luis Suarez found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra and subsequently handed an eight-match ban.

John Terry was also accused of racist remarks to Anton Ferdinand, but was acquitted of all charges in court this summer.

A parliamentary committee has stated that the FA must show leadership and get rid of racism for good.

“There is already legislation in the UK concerning racist or indecent behaviour at football matches. The Football Offences Act 1991 made racist or indecent chanting an offence at a designated football match,” the statement, published in The Guardian, reads.

“We recommend that the Football Association commission an external body to conduct a review of the educational programmes about discrimination currently available and make recommendations based on their effectiveness.”

“The FA should demand stronger leadership from Uefa and Fifa on tackling racism,” it concludes.

By Gareth McKnight

Article title: MPs urge FA to act over racism

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