PFA back five-match racism ban

The Professional Footballers' Association have given their backing to proposals that would see players incur a minimum five-match ban for racist abuse.

Last Updated: 13/12/12 at 10:43 Post Comment

Terry received a four-match ban after being found guilty of using racist languag

Terry received a four-match ban after being found guilty of using racist languag

The suggested punishment was one of the issues discussed at a summit between the players' union and the Football Association earlier this week.

In a tweet posted on their official Twitter feed, the PFA wrote: "The PFA have agreed proposals with the FA that 'racist abuse' should carry a minimum five-match ban."

The sanction is one of a number of proposals being discussed by the game's ruling bodies, but has yet to be ratified by the FA.

PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor said: "It has not gone through yet but we are not opposed to it. We want there to be some consistency and to illustrate the seriousness of our approach to this issue."

Punishment for perpetrators currently remains at the discretion of FA disciplinary panels, but recent high-profile racism cases have prompted calls for the authorities to clarify their stance.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was banned for eight games last season after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra, while

Chelsea captain John Terry landed a four-match ban in October for comments aimed at QPR's Anton Ferdinand.

The PFA also want all players and managers coming to England from overseas to have "cultural lessons" making them aware of rules on discrimination.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

A

pparently Chiles has blamed Twitter trolls for his exit. Proof that even the worst things can get great results at times.

cheshire-gooner
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

Footer 365

Manchester United U21s beat Liverpool 2-1 as Victor Valdes makes first appearance for the club

Goals from Nick Powell and Paddy McNair gave Manchester United's U21 side victory over Liverpool at Leigh Sports Village.

FA Cup: Giant-killers Bradford handed Sunderland or Fulham showdown in fifth round

Bradford's reward for knocking Chelsea out of the FA Cup is a fifth-round showdown with either Sunderland or Fulham.

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag to challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA top job

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag is to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Mail Box

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

A Massive Mailbox On A Weekend Of Wonder

We unsurprisingly have plenty of mails on a wonderful FA Cup weekend, including thoughts on Palace, Van Gaal, Phil Jones, Chelsea, Mourinho and Yaya Toure...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company