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PFA pushes for soccer players to be fired for racist abuse

  • The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) is pushing to make racist abuse a fireable offence for professional players in England next season.

    PFA head Gordon Taylor wants to see changes enacted in every Premier League and Football League player's contract.

    The move follows two controversial incidents that occurred this season.

    Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was banned for eight matches for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra during a Premier League match at Anfield in October.

    Chelsea soccer club captain John Terry is due to go on trial in July after he pleaded not guilty to racially abusing Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League match in October.