MPs: 'FA must do more to tackle racism'

The report says the Football Association must take the lead in the fight against racism in football and set a strong example for others to follow. The report recommends:

  • The FA should make it a priority for stewards and club staff to be trained to deal with abuse at club grounds, and to use social media to condemn discrimination.
  • Prosecutions in cases of racial abuse at league and club level are "extremely welcome" but similar efforts should be applied to the grassroots game.
  • More candidates from ethnic minorities should be trained as coaches and referees.
  • Recruitment of managers and directors should be transparent and consistent to encourage greater ethnic diversity.

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'Significant' racism in football

Racism remains a 'significant problem' in British football and more must be done to tackle racism and discrimination in the game, MPs on the Culture, Media and Sport committee have said.