Blatter Says Clubs Must Be Docked Points For Fans’ Racist Abuse

FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants teams to be docked points, suspended or even relegated if their supporters are found guilty of racist abuse.
Blatter says financial punishments are no longer a sufficient deterrent.
“We have to punish not only through fines and stadium closures but we have to use our rules to suspend teams, to take away their points or even to relegate them if racism continues,” Blatter told the Confederation of African Football congress in Cairo.
Blatter is hoping to be given extensive support from Africa’s 54 countries when he stands for re-election as FIFA president next month.
Blatter said FIFA had spent some $700m on various programmes across Africa.
He received a much warmer reception than he did at the UEFA congress in Vienna last month, where he came in for severe criticism.
Tuesday’s CAF congress was also attended by Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan, Dutch Football Association president Michael van Praag and former Portugal international Luis Figo, who are all standing against Blatter – but they were not permitted to address the assembly.
CAF president Issa Hayatou, who last year pledged his members’ support to Blatter’s bid for another term in office, repeated his call for Africa to back the incumbent.
“He has been a faithful partner and in Africa we acknowledge our friends and offer them that they deserve,” said Hayatou.