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QPR boss Warnock: Racism is not rife in English football

Despite two recent on-field racism incidents, QPR boss Neil Warnock believes there is not a bigotry issue in the Premier League.

Earlier this week, Liverpool's Luis Suarez was banned for eight matches and fined £40,000 by the FA after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra prior to news that Chelsea captain John Terry is to be charged for making similar remarks towards R's defender Anton Ferdinand.

Besides from these magnified events, Warnock is confident that there is not a racism problem within English football.

"I think it is minimal, I do honestly," he said. "Look around the world and see what happens in Spain, Holland and all these other places.

"There would be an outcry in England if things that happen in those countries were allowed to happen and things were said without action. I think it is absolutely [horrendous].

"And then FIFA [or governing bodies] get complaints about racist comments and the clubs get fined £12,000. Why bother?

"If people are chanting racist obscenities I think they should get banned for life or banned for a season. And you shouldn't fine clubs £12,000, you should stop the fans coming in the next game.

"You have got to punish them to punish them, not just make it look like you are for the sake of it."

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