The FA was accused of not taking racism after fining Huddersfield compared to Millwall because of their fans’ racist chanting.
Though there’s a disparity between the #50,000 handed into the Terriers and the #10,000 into the Lions – that was highlighted by betting company Paddy Power and others – that does not paint the entire image of Millwall’s punishment along with how much they must pay.
As well as the nice, the FA invented an action program to address and attempt to solve their racism difficulties, which included measures like stewarding and increased CCTV.
The strategy – which was initially to combat troubles and secondly to educate fans – will cost a sizeable amount of money take their own total charge even or much closer more than that of Huddersfield, and to implement.
The FA is understood to trust this more innovative strategy to be a way of helping end racism issues as opposed to simply handing them a good.
The governing body believes it highlights how seriously they take the racism issue, rather than how lightly.
Huddersfield’s fine’s size was in part because they were warned by the FA which they would be prior to taking to the area.
The Yorkshire club have since accepted and apologised to the FA, issuing a statement that read:”Huddersfield Town accepts the findings of this FA inside this evaluation, and decided not to appeal the sanction.
“We accept that our actions were in breach of regulations and we apologised for this mistake. We won’t comment on this matter.
“We would worry that any comments on this particular sanction created by third parties do not represent the perspectives of Huddersfield Town.”