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FA to go against UEFA racist proposals

The Football Association is expected to vote on Thursday on minimum punishments for players found to have racially abused an opponent. A standard five-match ban is reportedly being considered for any form of discriminatory behaviour that may rise if there are "aggravating" factors.

The vote is set for the FA's annual general meeting at Wembley.

FA chairman David Bernstein recently said it would not mirror Uefa's proposals for a 10-game minimum ban.

"We don't have to follow Uefa," he said.

"Ours is a very detailed and thought-out proposal. It is not likely to be exactly in line with Uefa's. Ours will have a minimum but it will have a clear acceleration from that minimum. We may well yet go beyond the 10."

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