FA calls on UEFA and FIFA for a structured campaign on racism

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The Football Association has called on UEFA and FIFA to devise a structured campaign on dealing with racist abuse in stadiums.

The FA Board met on Thursday and discussed the incidents of racist chanting directed at England players during their 5-1 European Qualifiers win on Monday.

Raheem Sterling and Callum Hudson-Odoi spoke maturely of the abuse directed at them after the game, with Sterling particularly adamant that the governing bodies need to do more to combat the problem.

England manager Gareth Southgate condemned racist chanting towards his players in Montenegro during their 5-1 win and said England will report the abuse.

England manager Gareth Southgate ensured that the incidents were reported to UEFA and Montenegro were charged with racist behaviour on Tuesday.

The FA also discussed issues in the domestic game, following a series of pitch incursions by fans, which included a targeted assault of Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish by a Birmingham supporter. 

There will be more transparency on FA charges going forward when clubs are found to be in breach of the rules.

England defender Michael Keane has called on UEFA to hand down a harsh punishment to Montenegro after players suffered alleged racist abuse during their European Qualifier.

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