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UEFA president Ceferin accuses UK Prime Minister Johnson of fuelling racism

The federation's president says that politicians must be held to a higher standard when it comes to discrimination

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has accused British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of fuelling racism.

Ceferin's claim comes in the wake of a number of racist incidents at football matches throughout Europe.

In October, Johnson called on UEFA to show more toughness when it comes to issues of racism in football in the aftermath of an incident involving England’s national team.

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