FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticized Italian football authorities for the "unacceptable" decision to only fine Roma 50,000 euros ($64,865) after their fans racially abused AC Milan players.
Play was stopped for almost two minutes during the second half of Sunday's match when visiting Roma supporters would not stop abusing Milan players Mario Balotelli and Kevin-Prince Boateng, who are black.
Warnings issued over the stadium speaker system went unheeded, leading to a Serie A match being suspended due to racism for the first time.
''Small fines for racist abuse (are) unacceptable,'' Blatter wrote Tuesday on Twitter.
Blatter's willingness to tackle racism in football was previously questioned, and he was forced to apologize in 2011 for saying incidents between players on the field should be settled by a handshake.
But Blatter has put renewed vigor into the fight against racism since Boateng led his teammates off the field when he was racially abused during a friendly agains...