sport news The PFA want jail sentences for fans found guilty of racist offences

EXCLUSIVE: Send the racists to jail, insist the PFA who will make case to the government to change the law on punishments for fans found guilty The PFA want jail sentences for fans found guilty of racist offences at matches Officials from the PFA will make their case to the government to change the law  The move comes after several incidents at Premier League games and below

By Mike Keegan For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 22:48 GMT, 8 January 2020

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The Professional Footballers Association want jail sentences as a punishment for those found guilty of racist offences at football matches, treating them as 'hate crimes'.

Officials from the PFA will make their case to the government for a change in the law. They want to see judges hand down custodial terms, which they believe will act as a strong deterrent.

The move comes after several incidents which have blighted the game. Last month, at the Manchester derby, a City fan was arrested after he appeared to make a monkey gesture at United player Fred. On the same day, a League Two clash between Scunthorpe United and Forest Green Rovers was halted amid allegations of racist abuse.

PFA chief Gordon Taylor wants jail sentences for those found guilty of racist offences at games

PFA chief Gordon Taylor wants jail sentences for those

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