PM 'appalled' by football racism
The Prime Minister was "appalled" to see English players racially abused in an under-21 football match last night, Downing Street has said.
David Cameron has thrown his weight behind Sports Minister Hugh Robertson, who has written to European football’s governing body asking for “tough sanctions” to be enforced against Serbia.
The Prime Minister's Official Spokesman said this morning that Mr Cameron was "appalled by the scenes we've seen in Serbia" and that he wanted to see tough action.
"If we are going to stamp out racism in football, it's not good enough to hand out derisory fines, it's not enough just shaking hands, we need proper sanctions," he said.
In a letter to Uefa president Michel Platini, Mr Robertson has called for action after the “disgraceful” scenes which included monkey chants and fans running onto the pitch.
He said: “Racism in any form is unacceptable and must be stamped out. We would expect tough sanctions from Uefa on anyone found guilty of racist abuse.”