Measures Against Racism Not Harsh Enough

Created on May. 02, 2014 1:03 PM EST

Just posted an article about how UEFA and European football leagues have taken such a complacent stance on Racism in light of the banana incident. Why haven't most European football leagues followed the NBA?

"On April 29, 2014, NBA commissioner Adam Silver dropped the hammer and announced that he will ban Sterling from the NBA for life and will do whatever he can in his power to force him to sell the team. In the meantime, sponsorships pulled away from the Clippers, citing that they did not want to be affiliated with a racist. A message was sent to America that day--Racism has no place in our country.
The same weekend the controversial recording was released, a Villarreal fan threw a banana at Barcelona defender Dani Alves before he took a corner kick. FIFA president Sepp Blatter has repeatedly expressed his displeasure with racism and promoted his “Say No To Racism” campaign to raise awareness, but why isn’t he, the leader of the highest power in world football, making any steps in his power to put an end to the issue of racism in football? Why hasn’t UEFA or FIFA stepped in to tell the Royal Spanish Football Federation to fight this issue?"

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