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UEFA backs referees stopping matches for racism

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UEFA reiterated its zero-tolerance policy on racism on Thursday, encouraging referees to halt matches if need be and encouraging teams to denounce racism among fellow players and fans. 

Inter Milan's then forward Samuel Eto' (C) shows his anger as Cagliari supporters shout racial chants while the referee holds stops the Serie A match at Sant'Elia stadium in Cagliari, Italy on October 17, 2010. UEFA reiterated its zero-tolerance policy on racism at a meeting in Sofia on Thursday, encouraging referees to halt matches if need be and encouraging teams to denounce racism.

UEFA's executive committee said it "recommends and fully supports referees to stop matches in cases of racism and calls on national associations and leagues to do the same," in a resolution drawn up by the Professional Football Strategy Council (PFSC) and ratified Thursday.

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