Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 12/14/12

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - JANUARY 26: Michel Platini looks on during the second day of the 2007 UEFA Congress at the Congress Center on January 26, 2007 in Dusseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
UEFA president Michel Platini is considering an appeal to increase the one-match spectator ban and 80,000 euro fine imposed on Serbia for racist abuse and violence towards England Under-21 players. The sanction, imposed by UEFA's independent control and disciplinary panel, has been widely criticised for being too lenient, with the fine equating to just under £65,000. UEFA itself can appeal to increase the severity of the punishment. UEFA sources said Platini has taken note of the sanction and will make a final decision once he has read the full file on his return from Japan next week. The European body's prosecuting inspector had proposed more "drastic" measures, the Serbian federation has admitted. QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, the target of racial abuse by John Terry last year, contrasted the sanction against Serbia with the 100,000 euro and one-match ban handed to former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner for displaying a betting firm's logo on his underpants during Euro 2012. ...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Pat Murphy won't be back as Padres manager next year

Marshawn Lynch won't play against Lions on MNF

DeMarco Murray unhappy with role in Eagles' offense

Big 12 admits officiating error in Oklah St-K State game

George Karl apologized to DeMarcus Cousins for trade comment

Jason Whitlock, ESPN part ways again


Devonta Freeman is scoring touchdowns at a historic rate

Joe Philbin not worried about being fired

NFL deciding how to share random PSI data during season

Report: LeSean McCoy has tear in hamstring

Report: Jay Cutler expected to play hurt against Raiders

Report: Marshawn Lynch not likely to play against Lions

Don Orsillo gives moving farewell to Red Sox fans on NESN

WATCH: Ichiro Suzuki takes the mound for the Marlins

Clay Matthews taunts Kaepernick with Russell Wilson line

Jay Feely shares thoughts on why NFL kickers are struggling

Female reporters blocked from entering NFL locker room

Pierre Garcon makes awesome game-winning TD catch

WATCH: Mario Williams obliterates Rashad Jennings

WATCH: Ed Dickson scores TD on crazy fumble recovery

WATCH: Nelson Agholor makes incredible one-handed catch

London PR guy has hilarious reaction to angry Suh

Former LSU staffer had championship rings stolen from home

Giants LB Devon Kennard makes incredible interception

Andrew Bogut lost 22 pounds thanks to sugar documentary

Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Ichiro Suzuki pitches for the Marlins

Philbin not worried about job status

London PR guy trolls Suh

10 takeaways from Week 5 of the college football season

Rick Pitino and the shadows that never leave

Chad Johnson ... Steelers kicker?

Flacco deserves more from the Ravens

Time for Neymar's Barcelona

Seth Rollins, WWE depth, Divas and winning

Madison Keys and the future of women’s tennis

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker