FIFA seeks to toughen penalties for such events and world forum president, Joseph Blatter, announced that it will go right down to relegation of the teams whose fans are guilty of racist behavior.
Blatter has reaffirmed his agreement to Kevin Prince Boateng’s gesture to leave the pitch in a friendly match, when he was taken on target by supporters’ racist chanting at Pro Patria, team that plays in the third Italian league.
“I agree and support Boateng’s decision, because it was a strong warning. Now up to us to take appropriate measures. I feel that we have to ask our national associations, in particular commissions for discipline, to be very strict. Playing matches without spectators may be one of the sanctions, but the best would be giving lower grades or relegation. Ultimately, the club is responsible for its fans, ” said Joseph Blatter,
“Racism is a phenomenon where football is a victim of our society. Discrimination and racism are everywhere in society, and in football can not be responsible for what happens in it. But nowhere in the world you can not solve a problem running of it” said the head of world football.
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