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PFA happy with racism ban proposal

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The Professional Footballers' Association will not stand in the way of a proposed minimum five-match ban for racist abuse.

The sanction is one of a number of proposals being discussed by the game's ruling bodies, but has yet to be agreed. Chelsea skipper John Terry was given only a four-match ban for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand while Liverpool's Luis Suarez received an eight-match suspension for his abuse of Patrice Evra.

PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor said: "It has not gone through yet but we are not opposed to it. We want there to be some consistency and to illustrate the seriousness of our approach to this issue."

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