Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the introduction of the 'Rooney rule' to try to boost the number of black coaches and managers would be a "kind of racism" - insisting everyone must get jobs on merit alone.

The Professional Footballers' Association wants tougher penalties for racist abuse including making it potentially a sackable offence and culprits ordered to attend awareness programmes as well as adopting ideas from the United States designed to promote equality in coach recruitment.

"I [have] always been against discrimination. Is it positive or negative? What they call it in France is 'positive discrimination'," Wenger said.

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