FIFA Approves Stricter Punishments for Racism

FIFA Approves Stricter Punishments for Racism

FIFA has approved stricter punishments for clubs and fans found guilty of racist abuse.

Published May 31, 2013

FIFA has made punishments more strict for teams and fans who show serious racist abuse toward players.

The new measures were passed by a 99 percent majority in a secret ballot of FIFA member countries, according to the Associated Press. FIFA is cracking down on racist behavior after recent problems in Italy and England. 

New regulations may leave a team banned from competing in a tournament if the club or its fans show repeat offenses. Also if any player or official is found guilty of racism, they will be suspended from at least five matches.

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(Photo: AP Photo/Lapresse, Davide Spada, File)

Written by Natelege Whaley


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