Racism in football: FA ‘has to be proactive and modernise’

The FA “has to modernise itself” to be “fit for purpose for the 21st century,” says the chairman of its inclusion advisory board.

Paul Elliott says the organisation was “reactive” in the past when it came to dealing with racism complaints, but will now be “proactive”.

“It can get better,” he tells Radio 1 Newsbeat. “We are improving – it’s important to recognise it.”

He adds there’s “a genuine focus” to tackle racism at grassroots level too.

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