John Yems racism ban: FA launches appeal for tougher punishment | The FA

The Football Association is to appeal against the decision of an independent panel to suspend the former Crawley manager John Yems from football for 18 months, saying it believes “a longer sanction is appropriate”.

The news comes a week after Yems, 62, was found to have committed 12 ‘aggravated’ breaches of FA rules against discrimination, including the use of a number of racial slurs against members of his squad. A three-man review panel chose to reduce Yems’ punishment because they believed he was not a “conscious” racist.

In a statement released on Monday the FA said: “We…

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