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Dutch government invests €14m to fight racism in football

The issue has become a major talking point this season and the Dutch authorities are hoping to clamp down on it over the next three years

The Dutch government has made €14 million (£12m/$15m) available for investment in the fight against racism in football.

A new three-year plan to tackle discrimination in the game has been unveiled by the government and the Dutch Football Association (KNVB).

The issue of racism in football has come to the fore again this season following controversial incidents across Europe's top leagues.

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In Netherlands, an incident in a second tier clash between Den Bosch and Excelsior dominated headlines in November as Ahmad Mendes Moreira was the target of racist abuse from the crowd.