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Concacaf Introduces Racist Abuse Protocol for Referees
Associated Press, January 14th, 2014 12:08PM

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Referees in the Concacaf region, which represents North and Central America as well as the Caribbean, have been told to stop games in the event of racist chanting or insults. Concacaf is introducing a protocol to deal with such incidents, including halting games to play a public-address announcement first warning fans to stop. If the behavior continues, the refs are instructed to suspend games for 5-10 minutes and send players to their locker rooms while a second announcement plays. The third and final step is to abandon the game altogether. 

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