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Soccer-Matches should be halted after racist abuse - Platini

UEFA wants matches to be halted if fans make racist chants, the European governing body’s president Michel Platini said on Tuesday.

world Updated: Apr 21, 2009 19:05 IST

UEFA wants matches to be halted if fans make racist chants, the European governing body’s president Michel Platini said on Tuesday.

“We will call for play to be stopped for 10 minutes when these things happen and announcements to be made in the stadium,” he told a news conference. “If it continues the match will be stopped. Courage is needed when there is racism in the stands. That’s UEFA’s mission.”

Juventus were ordered to play a game behind closed doors on Monday after fans racially abused Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli in Saturday’s 1-1 Serie A draw.