Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has declared that English football will continue to lead the fight against racism.

Luis Suarez, the Liverpool striker, is serving an eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra while Chelsea captain John Terry has been charged by the police for allegedly racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand. Terry denies the charge.

Scudamore insists English football is unrivalled in its appetite to rid the game of racism, saying: "When it comes to the racism issue there is zero tolerance. We as a sport have led the line and continue to lead the line, there's no room for it."

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