Commenting on the news that John Terry has been given a four-match ban and a £220,000 after being found guilty of racist language, Clive Efford, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Sport said:
“The FA is right to take action over John Terry’s remarks. There is no place where comments of this kind are acceptable.
Footballers are household names and role models for many young people and the games governing bodies cannot be seen to turn a blind eye to racism on the football field.
It is unfortunate that John Terry’s England career has come to an end surrounded by controversy but racism cannot be tolerated and it has to be confronted no matter who is involved.”