Carlisle calls for Serbia ban

Northampton Town's Clarke Carlisle, and chairman of the Players' Union has repeated his call for Serbia to be banned from international competition if the charge of racist chanting against them is upheld.

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Carlisle calls for Serbia ban

Cobblers defender Clarke Carlisle has called for tough sanctions to be placed on Serbian football following alleged racist chanting during last months U21 match against England.

Carlisle said:

I don't think there's any escaping the fact that there was racial abuse there, because I saw and heard that myself. That has to be sanctioned against.

A ban is the only way. It's a repeat offence.

When we, as English teams, were kicked out of (European) competition, that instigated a period of self-governance.

We started to crack down on physical violence, on hooliganism at football matches, so that we could get back into European competition.

– Clarke Carlisle

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Carlisle calls for tough sanctions on Serbia

Player's Union representative Clarke Carlisle Credit: PA

Northampton Town's Clarke Carlisle, and chairman of the Players' Union has repeated his call for Serbia to be banned from international competition if the charge of racist chanting against them is upheld.

European governing body UEFA hold their disciplinary hearing today after charging the Serbian football association (FSS) over the alleged racist chanting of fans during their Under-21 European Championship qualifier against England last month.

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