Racist abuse during matches would cost football clubs championship points under proposals drawn up by a Football Association working party.Eh...? I thought all the progressives went into health and education - are these the few who could kick a ball around a pitch and so were diverted into sports associations?
It will recommend that football tribunals be set up to examine allegations of racist and religious abuse and other “off the pitch issues” at matches at all levels of the game.
Parents and spectators at junior league clubs across Britain are among those who face being questioned by local FA tribunals and called to account for any racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic or Islamophobic abuse directed at other parents, players, spectators or referees.Kangaroo courts for 'thoughtcrime' - a brilliant idea whose time, surely, has come?
And why, you ask, are they doing this? Isn't it the job of the justice system to deal with this kind of thing?
The aim is to eradicate the kind of abuse that falls below the threshold of criminal prosecution but could merit civil disciplinary measures.Ah...
Slippery slope, anyone?