LONDON – English football is set to bring in a ‘racial quota’ for referees and coaches to try and stamp out racism in the game.
The Daily Mail has revealed that the FA has drawn up a massive 92-point plan to help combat the issue that has dogged the sport in recent seasons. The plan will demand that at least 10 per cent of officials and coaches entering the game are from ethnic minorities.
The Mail insist they have seen the entire plan and that it contains provisions to get more women and disabled people into the game, as well as identifying Asian role models for that specific community. Confidential hotlines will also be set up where players can report any incidents of racist abuse or bullying.
The FA hopes to have all 92 points of the plan implanted by the 2017/18 season.†††