PFA backs FA's plans to introduce five-match bans for racist abuse
Plans for a minimum five-match ban for racist abuse have been backed by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA).
The Football Association (FA) have yet to endorse the sanction, but it is one of a number of ideas being discussed.
“The PFA have agreed proposals with The FA that ‘racist abuse’ should carry a minimum five-match ban,” they said on their Twitter page.
Chelsea captain John Terry received a four-match suspension in September for racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand.
Liverpool’s Luis Suarez received an eight-match ban in December 2011 for his abuse of Patrice Evra.
PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor said: “We are not opposed to it [a minimum five-match ban].
“We want there to be some consistency and to illustrate the seriousness of our approach to this issue.”
Meanwhile the PFA want all players and managers from overseas to have “cultural lessons” to make them aware of English rules on discrimination under the proposals to tackle racism.
Currently only apprentices take such courses.
From BBC Sport