Fans miss just two games over racism

TWO Ipswich fans caught hurling racist abuse by an undercover police sting could be re-admitted to Portman Road after being banned for just two games.Today, the ban came under fire from Hamil Clarke, chairman of the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality who said it was too lenient.

By Paul Geater

TWO Ipswich fans caught hurling racist abuse by an undercover police sting could be re-admitted to Portman Road after being banned for just two games.

Today, the ban came under fire from Hamil Clarke, chairman of the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality who said it was too lenient.

He said: "Football clubs are very good at saying they will crack down on racism and making all the right noises - but then they don't do enough in cases like this.


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"They should have come down harder and spoken to other clubs about extending the ban to them."

The two supporters, who are from north Suffolk, were caught after police mounted a covert operation to snare the pair after complaints about their foul-mouthed abuse at the Sheffield United game in February.

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