UEFA is proposing tough sanctions to tackle racism in football, including a minimum 10-match ban for players or officials found guilty of abuse.

UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino outlined the plans at the SoccerEx conference in Manchester.

Infantino also said if there is racism in the stands at matches, the first sanction for clubs will no longer just be a fine but a partial stadium closure. But if there is further racism in the stands, he said there will be a “full closure of the stadium and a minimum fine of 50,000 euros.”

The debate on racism intensified this season after AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng led his team off a field during a friendly in Italy after facing abuse.

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