Money given to anti-racism work "would be massive for Show Racism the Red Card"
Former-Wolves keeper Matt Murray has added his voice to those calling for FA fines in cases of racist abuse to be pumped back into anti-racism education.
Matt, a Show Racism the Red Card ambassador, said that more funding should be given to anti-racism campaign groups, particularly money from FA fines administered to players involved in racist incidents.
“There needs to be a lot more money,” Matt said. “The funding is nowhere near enough for such a serious cause.”
Fines recently handed out by the FA to John Terry, Luis Suarez and Rio Ferdinand exceed £300,000 – an amount significantly larger than current funding given to anti-racism groups from football authorities.
“We need to ask the FA what is being done?” Matt said. “Where is the John Terry fine going? Where is the Suarez fine going?
“That money should be pumped back into funding campaigns on the issue – that would be massive for Show Racism the Red Card.”
Along with fines being re-directed to anti-racism campaigns, Matt said that FA coaching badges should include anti-racism training.
“Coaches teach our players to report abuse in confidence to someone they trust,” he said. “But how do they actually then deal with it as coaches?
“Something has to be in place on how coaches deal with a report like this, it should become part of the coaching badges.”