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Bernstein takes up role on FIFA anti-racism group

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 3, 2013 at 11:15 am •  Published: May 3, 2013
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LONDON (AP) — Outgoing Football Association chairman David Bernstein has joined FIFA's new anti-racism and discrimination task force.

Bernstein, who steps down from his role with the FA in July, will join a group that contains AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng and is headed by FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb. The task force will meet for the first time Monday.

Bernstein says "anti-discrimination is a subject that is close to my heart and something that, in England, we have been keen to address with the FA-led Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Action Plan involving the whole domestic game."

Football's struggles to combat racism have been brought into sharp focus in England during the past two years, with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and Chelsea defender John Terry given bans for using racist language toward opponents.