White Footballs Banned Over ‘Racist’ Fears


A PREMIER League Inquiry into racism has found that white footballs come across as racist to black players and have banned their use indefinitely.

The English Football Association  last night announced it was suspending all games until further notice, raising fears about the future of the game.

It is expected the move could cost clubs millions of euros in lost revenue and collapse hundreds of businesses across the the UK.

Fifa, the world football’s governing body, has called for an emergency meeting in its head quarters in Zurich today to discuss a possible solution.

“It’s not as simple as just changing it to any old colour. For example yellow could be seen as anti-Asian.” said FIFA President, Sepp Blatter.

But while a spokesman for the English Football association could only say the suspension was “a temporary measure”, it is understood that there is no time frame set out for restarting the 2012/2013 season.

The Premier League has had a troubled existence with racism over the past few years, with several players being brought before the courts over racist abuse.

Yesterday referee Mark Clattenburg was accused of aiming a racist insult at Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel during a tence game. He reportedly called Mikel a Spanish tit, causing the player to collapse to the ground with internal bleeding in his ears and brain.

The black man is said to be in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Fifa has already dealt harshly with racism abroad. In the south American country of Peru, the world football association insists that all players, black as well as white, must wear full body morphsuits during the game.

“If no one can see them they can’t be abused.” said Mr. Blatter.