UEFA boss: Let refs punish racism

June 7, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
WARSAW, Poland -- UEFA president Michel Platini promised that referees will stop European Championship matches if players suffer abuse from fans, as questions on racism in Poland and Ukraine dominated a news conference Wednesday to launch the tournament.

Platini said UEFA has empowered referees to "temporarily stop the game and finally cancel the game if this racism keeps rearing its head."

Concern was fueled by a British television program last week showing discrimination and ...

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