Ouseley urges clubs to act on insults

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Anti-racism campaigner Lord Ouseley has called on all clubs to take the lead in stamping out the sort of vile insults highlighted by the John Terry court case.

The Chelsea and England defender was cleared of a racially aggravated public order offence at Westminster Magistrates' Court. It was alleged that Terry had maliciously called QPR defender Anton Ferdinand a "f****** black c***" during a match on October 23 last year.

Ouseley feels football clubs have a social responsibility to take a lead on the issue. The chairman of Kick It Out told Radio 5 Live: "The vast majority I think of people who play football, they may have prejudices, but they don't necessarily go on the football pitch to express them. We have got to look at those who commit these offences and deal with them very thoroughly."

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