Carrow Road

Next Game

Norwich v Birmingham

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Griffin Park

Last Game

Brentford 0 - 3 Norwich

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Racism problems anger Hughton

Chris Hughton is "disappointed, sad and angry" that he and others still have to face up to racism in the modern game.

Last Updated: 24/10/13 at 18:02 Post Comment

Chris Hughton: The Premier League's only black manager

Chris Hughton: The Premier League's only black manager

Norwich have vowed to ban for life any fan found guilty of racism after their manager was the target of online abuse for the second time this season.

Supporters reported an offensive comment on an unofficial Facebook page and police are investigating. A similar incident earlier this term, when a comment was left on a social networking forum, has been treated as a hate crime.

UEFA, meanwhile, has on Thursday afternoon charged CSKA Moscow with the "racist behaviour of their fans" after Manchester City's Yaya Toure complained of monkey chants against him during the Champions League match in Russia.

Hughton, the Premier League's only black manager, admitted he was uncomfortable because racism should have been stamped out.

"Regards my own situation I am disappointed, sad and angry, it is all of those emotions," Hughton said. "It is not something that I should have to deal with, but it is something I am having to deal with.

"It is in the hands of the appropriate authorities and I am quite sure the correct action will be taken."

Hughton believes stronger action is required to deter the racists, particularly within the wider European game.

"They need to put themselves in the position of the ones who are being targeted and it is not nice, let me tell you," the manager added.

"I think most of the penalties these days seem to be fines. Fines are easily paid by the bigger clubs. Do we need harsher penalties? Yes, we do, absolutely.

"The only way you will see an about turn and improvement is when you have harsher penalties.

"It was a big Champions League game so UEFA have a real opportunity to do something. I think the punishments have to be a lot sterner, something that hurts a little bit more."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Europa League: Everton boss Roberto Martinez delighted with 4-1 win over Wolfsburg

Roberto Martinez was delighted with Everton's display as they brushed aside Wolfsburg to win 4-1 in the Europa League.

Europa League: Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino hits out at Partizan banner

Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino was angered by the "unacceptable" anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan fans.

Europa League: Everton open Group H campaign with 4-1 win over Wolfsburg

Everton opened their Europa League Group H campaign with a convincing 4-1 win over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park.

Mail Box

Why Doesn't Rodgers Play Borini?

One Liverpool supporter thinks this could be Fabio Borini's year, whilst we also have thoughts on the Red Bulls, Welbeck vs Gervinho and Paul Lambert's new deal...

Could Arsenal Benefit From Top Four Exit?

That's one idea in the morning mailbox as the Arsene Wenger debate rumbles on. Plus, comparing Welbeck to Gervinho and some advice for Greg Dyke and the FA...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property