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Anti-Racism Group Chairman Attacks EPL
Guardian, December 11th, 2012 12:28PM

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Lord Herman Ouseley, Chairman of the anti-racism group Kick it Out, has decided to step down from the English Football Association council as well as his other FA positions. In announcing his resignation from these posts, Ouseley blasted the Premier League and EPL clubs Liverpool and Chelsea for their handling of the high profile racist incidents caused by Luis Suarez and John Terry, respectively, over the past year, which he described as "12 months wasted in hypocrisy." 

Ouseley said that Liverpool and Chelsea protected their players because of their value as “assets,” even when they were both proven guilty of racism by independent FA commissions. "There is very little morality in football among the top clubs," Ouseley told The Guardian. "Leadership is so important; you have to send a powerful message that racism is completely unacceptable," he said. "But there is a moral vacuum. The big clubs look after their players as assets. There was no bold attitude from them, to say that they would not put up with it."

Both Terry and Suarez were found guilty of racist abuse by the FA this year. Suarez was banned for eight games last season for abusing Manchester Untied left back Patrice Evra, while Terry was banned for four games earlier this season for abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.  

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