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Racist abusers face a ban for up to 10 years from a soccer match

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The ban will prevent individuals from participating in the game for a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 10 years.

As of August 1, 1,359 football bans have been issued in England and Wales, according to government statistics. (JonSuper / AP)

People convicted of online racist abuse of soccer players will be banned from participating in the game for up to 10 years under new British law.

“This summer I saw a beautiful game hurt by shameful racism from an online troll hiding behind a keyboard and abusing soccer players,” British Interior Minister Priti Patel said by British media on Friday. I was told.

“People who are responsible for horrifying racist abuse online must be punished. The legislative changes I have announced ensure that they are banned from participating in soccer games. will do.”

A soccer ban, imposed to prevent violence and confusion in regulated games, prohibits individuals from participating in the game for a minimum of three years and a maximum of ten years.

British media reported that a new law would be raised at the beginning of the new year in the form of police, crime, judgments and amendments to court bills.

Existing legislation will be extended to cover online hate crimes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson vows to target black players in England after losing in the Euro 2020 final.

As of August 1, 1,359 football bans have been in effect across England and Wales, according to government statistics.

read more: Euro 2020: Black England players face racist abuse

Source: Reuters

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