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FIFA president Sepp Blatter has revealed a task force is to be set up to tackle racism in football.

Last Updated: 01/03/13 at 18:26 Post Comment

Kevin-Prince Boateng: Milan midfielder during Pro Patria game

Kevin-Prince Boateng: Milan midfielder during Pro Patria game

Blatter, who is in Edinburgh ahead of the International FA Board meeting on Saturday, said the world governing body's task force will be headed by Jeffrey Webb, president of the CONCACAF federation of countries in north and central America and the Caribbean.

Blatter said: "The strategy committee has said we will make a task force and I have a chairman for this task force - he is Jeffrey Webb, the president of CONCACAF.

"It is a big, big problem also of education and understanding, but we will do it because we have to kick it out."

Blatter is also set to meet AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng on March 22nd to discuss ways of tackling racism in football.

Boateng led his team-mates off the pitch on January 3rd in protest at racial abuse from fans of fourth-tier Italian side Pro Patria.

After the incident, Blatter praised the former Portsmouth player for making a "strong and courageous stand" but added that leaving the field "cannot be the solution".

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