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Six Point Plan

Bolton Wanderers' Marvin Sordell

Point 1: Expedite & Monitor

Speeding up the process of dealing with reported racist abuse with close monitoring of any incidents.

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England Under-21s beat Serbia 1-0 before the unsavoury scenes

Point 2: Sanctions & Education

Consideration of stiffer penalties for racist abuse and to include an equality awareness programme for culprits and clubs involved.

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A general view as England fans

Point 3: Rooney Rule England

An English form of the 'Rooney Rule' - introduced by the NFL in America in 2003 - to make sure qualified black coaches are on interview lists for job vacancies.

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Notts County manager Keith Curle

Point 4: Data Collation

The proportion of BAME coaches and managers needs to be monitored and evaluated to provide an accurate reflection of the 'state of play'.

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Gordon Taylor OBE, PFA Chief Executive

Point 5: Gross Misconduct

Racial abuse to be considered gross misconduct in the standard players' contract (and therefore potentially a sack-able offence).

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Great Britain's Stephanie Houghton

Point 6: Commitment to All

Not to lose sight of other equality issues. The PFA will continue to challenge all forms of discrimination and support inclusion in all areas of the game, remaining fully committed to creating an equal playing field for all.

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