posted on Feb, 16 2013 @ 06:43 AM
French soccer player, Thierry Henry, wants points to be deducted from teams when their supporters racially abuse players.
Thierry Henry wants soccer officials to deduct points in the standings from teams whose fans racially abuse players
Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane wants the supporters punished, not the club.
FIFA ordered Hungary and Bulgaria to play home World Cup qualifiers in empty stadiums next month for anti-Semitic and racist behavior by fans.
The New Zealand Herald
Henry makes the point that the racial abuse of football players isn't increasing, merely that players are making others more aware of it.
I think this is a tricky issue. Should a team be punished for the actions of a small minority?
Surely if racial abuse is illegal, the police should investigate any crime that has been committed and punish those people rather than punishing the
club and the innocent majority of supporters?
I can understand clubs taking steps to ban racist supporters from matches, but I'm not sure it is appropriate for clubs to be punished for what could
quite easily be the actions of a single or a few fans.
edit on 16-2-2013 by ollncasino because: (no reason given)