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Kevin-Prince Boateng joins FIFA's anti-discrimination taskforce

Boateng joins FIFA taskforce
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Kevin-Prince Boateng becomes the first member of FIFA's anti-discrimination taskforce and wants players found guilty of racism to be banned from the game.

AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has become the first member of FIFA's anti-discrimination taskforce.

The taskforce, which was announced last month, will be led by the world football governing body's vice-president Jeffrey Webb.

"I said yes, I want to be part of the taskforce," BBC Sport quotes Boateng as saying.

"I like to help and I'm very positive in fighting against racism and thankful for the invite and to see that people support me and support what I did.

"I'm looking positively to the future and hopefully we're going to get rid of this illness of racism."

The Ghanaian added that players found guilty of racism should be banned from playing for their club.

"A player who does something wrong, who is racist, can never play for the club again or can never play in the country again," said the 26-year-old. "Money doesn't really hurt, it's not the subject that can hurt you so much.

"If there's a fan who has done something wrong and he can never come to the stadium again, that is something that can hurt you because you're a fan and you love the sport.

"Or a football player who does something wrong, who is racist, and can never play for the club again or can never play in the country again. These are the things that hurt and I think this is the right way to go. [It needs to be] very strict, very hard and make it very clear."

Boateng met FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Geneva on Friday to discuss ways to fight racism in football.

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Milan midfielder Kevin Prince-Boateng sports an anti-racism shirt ahead of the game with Siena on January 6, 2013
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