Gordon Taylor wants players found guilty of racist abuse to be sacked

England players hold a 'Say No To Racism' banner in front of the cameras

Racist abuse should be a sackable offence for players in England next season, says Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) chief Gordon Taylor.

He is pushing for changes to be made to every Premier League and Football League player's contract.

The PFA will present the plan to the Professional Football Negotiating and Consultative Committee.

"I don't see a problem with that being introduced," said Taylor, who is chief executive of the PFA.

The 2011-12 Premier League campaign was marred by two high profile cases, involving Luis Suarez and John Terry.

Liverpool striker Suarez was banned for eight matches for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra during a Premier League match at Anfield on 15 October.

And Chelsea captain Terry will go on trial in July after he pleaded not guilty to racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand during a match on 23 October.

Speaking about the proposal, Taylor added: "It just highlights the point in the standard players' contract.

"It would say that racist abuse, if found guilty, will be classed as gross misconduct and a reason to terminate a contract.

"I feel it's important to highlight it, bearing in mind what has happened, and not mess about with it and not afford for anybody to be ambiguous about what the consequences are.

"I'm not saying it's ambiguous [now]. But just to really put it in there means there is no misunderstanding on how serious we take it.

"If any player is found guilty of racist abuse, the club and the player need to be aware that could be a solid reason for terminating the contract."

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