Campaign welcomes announcement
The FA have announced plans for a minimum five game suspension for players found guilty of racial abuse, as reported by several media outlets, including the BBC.
Show Racism the Red Card released this statement about the measures:
“Show Racism the Red Card today welcomes the Football Association announcement on minimum punishments for players found guilty of racial abuse.
“A five game ban and compulsory programme of education and rehabilitation is undoubtedly a step in the right direction.
“SRtRC firmly believe that nobody is born racist and that the key to eradicating racism is education.
“We are committed to assisting and working closely with the FA, PFA and other footballing bodies on anti-racism educational programmes to prevent discriminatory behaviour and make football a more inclusive sport for all.”