Palace boss: Racism is totally unacceptable - FIFA must toughen up now
PALACE boss Ian Holloway believes until FIFA start acting tough on racism, it will never be a serious issue for them.
The Eagles manager has his first exclusive column in Friday's Croydon Advertiser, and he talks in-depth about one of the hottest topics in the game today on the back of the incident involving AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng last week.
"Being human is caring for other people and I think racism is totally unacceptable in today's world," he told Advertiser Sport.
"For anyone victimised or picked upon because of the colour of their skin – it's absolute nonsense.
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"One of the worst ones I've seen for years was the England U21s playing in Serbia, and I think the sanction put on Serbia, a country with a proven track record of racism, was an absolute disgrace.
"I'm pretty disgusted in the whole of society if we keep making excuses for the people to be able to do this. I don't think there should any room for excuses in this world at the moment.
"Until the people at the top get serious about it and see it as a serious issue, nothing will never happen I'm afraid."
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For Holloway's first full-page column, where he also talks about his progress in the transfer market at the moment, his thoughts on heading to Burnley on Saturday and goalkeeper Lewis Price, do not miss tomorrow's Croydon Advertiser.
Furthermore, he reveals that a club lower down in the Football League came in for three of his players on loan earlier this week.
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