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Hughton - 10-game bans needed

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton believes that those found guilty of racial offences should be banned for ten games in an effort to set the right example.

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Chris Hughton: Feels that punishments for racial offences should be harsher

Chris Hughton: Feels that punishments for racial offences should be harsher

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Although Hughton, the only black manager in the Premier League, believes that there have been considerable improvements since his playing days, he admits to being concerned about the recent high-profile cases within the game.

The way to deal with perpetrators, the manager believes, is to administer harsher punishments.

"If there was a set ban for offences [of a racial nature] then it would be clear," Hughton told the Daily Telegraph.

"Ten games. It's a big chunk of the season. It would make it clear."

On the improvements in the game over the last thirty years, Hughton said: "When I played and got abused by another player, called a 'black so and so', I always said 'that's out of order' but I tried to ignore it. I'd be thinking: 'You're not going to bring me down to that level'.

"Sometimes it could be a whole section of a crowd shouting something at me or just one individual saying something when I was getting the ball for a throw-in. I said things back. Ultimately, there wasn't too much you could do about it.

"I did feel lonely. When we played at certain stadiums and I was the one getting abuse - nobody else - of course I did feel isolated."

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