Platini: Refs to stop games for racism

Jun 07, 2012, 07:41 IST | Agencies

UEFA president Michel Platini said yesterday that referees at Euro 2012 will take a strong stance concerning racism from the stands, revealing that they will have the power to stop games in Poland and Ukraine

“Referees can finish the game. They have this power in case of racism,” Platini told BBC Sport. 

Michel Platini

“That is, I think, the best way to protect the game against racism. It was a big challenge for Poland, big challenge for Ukraine, a big challenge for Uefa — and we have done our best.”

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