UEFA moves to stop fresh race rows

11 June 2012 04:22

UEFA have called for tighter procedures and increased policing to prevent a reoccurence of the racist abuse that hit the Netherlands team training last week.

"UEFA has written to the mayors of the relevant Polish and Ukrainian cities to ask that measures be implemented to prevent discriminatory or racist behaviour at open training sessions," the body said in a statement.

They advised that "all effective and necessary measures -- including an increased police presence -- be implemented to prevent any display of discriminatory or racist behaviour at such public sessions".

Netherlands captain Mark van Bommel said in an interview published in De Telegraaf last Friday that the team heard monkey chants during a public training session in Krakow and called the situation "unacceptable".

Source: AFP