Posted March 02, 2013 on AP on Fox
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FIFA's new anti-racism chief says football has failed to support players facing abuse and needs tougher sanctions as he plans talks with the perpetrators. CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb has been appointed by FIFA President Sepp Blatter to head a task force and figure out how to eradicate racism from the game. European football in particular has witnessed a spate of abuse among players and fans in recent years. Webb says ''we've been talking for a long time in football and I don't really think that we've supported the players. I don't think we've necessarily put the right sanctions.'' Webb wants to hold talks with the victims of abuse and the perpetrators, including Chelsea's John Terry and Liverpool's Luis Suarez who have both served racism bans.
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