Wembley Stadium

Next Game

England v Lithuania

Friday, 27 March 2015, 19:45

European Qualifiers Group E

Celtic Park

Last Game

Scotland 1 - 3 England

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 20:00

International Match

Taylor calls for strong action

PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has urged UEFA to take the 'strongest possible action' against Serbia if they are found guilty of racist chanting during the European U21 play-off against England.

Last Updated: 21/11/12 at 17:05 Post Comment

Ugly scenes at the end of England's U21 clash in Serbia

Ugly scenes at the end of England's U21 clash in Serbia

The match in Krusevac last month ended in chaotic scenes with Danny Rose sent off after kicking the ball away in reaction to the abuse he was receiving.

The Serbian FA later blamed Rose and accused him of "inappropriate, unsportsmanlike and vulgar" behaviour, while calls have been made in England for them to be banned or at least harshly penalised at a hearing that will take place on Thursday.

Taylor said: "If the Serbian FA are found guilty then we would want UEFA to take the strongest possible action.

"Everybody was shocked by the racist chanting at that match and there needs to be a deterrent.

"We have had our own issues in dealing with incidents of racism of course, such as the length of time taken to deal with the John Terry case, but I don't believe it is a case of people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

"I believe the FA have grasped the nettle and are trying to bring in improvements."

The racism charge was discussed by FA chairman David Bernstein and sports minister Hugh Robertson at a meeting with UEFA president Michel Platini in Switzerland on Tuesday.

Bernstein told reporters: "I think UEFA understand our position and that there is a degree of sympathy from Platini but I don't want to say anything more than that."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ever mind Flamini; I think its an even bigger weekend for Ramsey to find some semblance of the form that kept us in with a shout last season and had rags and some commentators (this website included) decrying him as one of the world's best midfielders.

rab
Take Your Marks In The Premier League Sack Race

A

true Wenger player: 1% astonishing talent, 10% infuriatingly ineffective, 89% injured.

1francozola
Wilshere out for three months

L

oved the article. i remember at school, after failing an exam, I would become obscenely secretly happy if I discover that others failed as well. Misery loves company...Now here is to hoping Chelsea joins the party and Stoke city wins the league...Cheers!

gabu
The Premier League: As Crazy As A Bag Of Snakes

Footer 365

Aston Villa have parted company with assistant boss Roy Keane

Aston Villa have announced that assistant manager Roy Keane has left the club with immediate effect.

Manchester United: Ashley Young targets title

Eternal optimist Ashley Young claims Man United are targeting the title despite being 13 points behind unbeaten Chelsea.

Europa League: 'Happy to qualify' says Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino described Tottenham’s passage through to the knock-out stage of the Europa League as ‘job done.’

Mail Box

Arsenal Fans Are Full Of Hope Again...

Arsenal fans have been sucked back into believing Wenger can bring the glory years back after beating Borussia Dortmund. Plus, more on Liverpool's worrying decline...

Makes Sense To Make Gerrard Liverpool Manager

That's the thoughts of one Mailboxer, who wants Jamie Carragher as defensive coach. Plus views on Arsenal, Malmo v Juventus, Alexis Sanchez & tremendous improvement...

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