Premier League responds to row

Top flight reiterates zero-tolerance stance amid Blatter storm

John Terry: The Chelsea and England captain is the subject of an FA and police investigation

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The Premier League has reiterated its stance of zero tolerance towards racism in the wake of the Sepp Blatter storm.

FIFA's president has sparked outrage after stating racism does not exist in football and suggesting handshakes as a solution to any incidents.

The Premier League has always remained steadfast in its quest to fight discrimination, and English focus has increased following the Football Association's decision to charge Luis Suarez for racism.

Chelsea and England captain John Terry is also the subject of an ongoing FA and police probe and all 20 Premier League clubs have now issued a statement following a meeting of chairmen.

It read: "The English game has been at the forefront of tackling racist behaviour and other forms of discrimination.

"Everybody in the game in England understands any form of racism is totally unacceptable.

"There are still issues, as there are in society, so with our partners, Kick It Out, the PFA and the FA, we must remain committed and vigilant to maintaining the standards we have set and confronting any incidents that occur."

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