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Lord Ouseley: FA should take decisive action

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The chair of the Kick it Out campaign which lobbies against racism in football, says he is resigning from the Football Association (FA) council and the group he chairs because of what he says is the FA's failure to act against the issue.

Lord Ouseley's comments came after the governing body of European football UEFA fined the Serbian FA £65,000 for the conduct of its fans and players at an under 21s game against England in October.

The FA has said Uefa should have imposed tougher penalties on Serbia for racist chanting and violence.

Talking to the Today programme Lord Ouseley said that his position has become untenable because of what he says is the FA's recent failure to condemn the conduct of several high profile players accused of racial abuse in the English game: "They're not taking the decisive action which would root it out," he added.

"They need to say quite clearly to people, you're not welcome we don't want you here, you know please don't come back, and if necessary games should be stopped and sections of the crowd who are behaving badly should be shown the door."


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