FIFA Increases Punishment For Racism To 10 Games

FIFA has made public its decision of increasing the minimum ban as punishment for racist to 10 games.

In a statement released on Thursday, the world football governing body stated that it would start inviting players to make victim statements at disciplinary hearings.

FIFA stressed that they “will not let down victims of racist abuse,” adding that they “may be invited by the respective judicial body to make an oral or written victim impact statement.”

For a first offence, playing a match with a limited number of spectators and a fine of at least 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,000) shall be imposed on the association or club concerned.”

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