Premier League vows to clamp down on internet racism

Premier League clubs have promised to work closely with specialist e-crime police officers to clamp down on racist abuse on internet message boards and Twitter aimed at footballers, pundits and fans.

It was one of several initiatives to emerge from a No 10 summit convened to discuss racism and homophobia within the game that also included a new scheme to encourage more coaches and managers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

The meeting brought together football governing bodies, ministers, campaign groups and ex-players to discuss discrimination in the sport in light of recent high-profile incidents involving Liverpool’s Luis Suárez and England captain John Terry.

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