US National Soccer Team player Jozy Altidore is a member of the FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination , world soccer’s governing body announced on Tuesday. Altidore’s colleagues on the task force include Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, journalist Gianni Merlo, referee Howard Webb, and FIFA officials. The task force is chaired by CONCACAF president Howard Webb.
“We have to work on two fronts,” FIFA president Sepp Blatter said. “First on education, and for that FIFA has a fantastic network through its 209 member associations. But besides that, we also need to have stronger sanctions. We have seen that fines achieve little, but point deductions and exclusion from competitions could be more effective measures. We will now have a task force with experts in this area who I am sure will help us achieve our objective of kicking discrimination and racism out of football”.