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Time to tackle racism in sport

IT has become evident recently that the problem of anti-Semitism and racism in sport is yet to be eradicated.

It has plagued sporting associations and clubs for decades and has rightly been met with admirable attempts to curb abuse.

It should be the role of bodies such as Fifa to address racist, or discriminatory, actions in order to cleanse their game of all aspects of inhumanity and political inflammation.

Sporting occasions give players the platform to voice their political opinions and the sport should not grant publicity to those who abuse it.

I propose a lifetime ban for all players and fans who break this boundary in the hope that the vicious cycle of hatred which has engulfed the sporting world may be stopped.

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