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