The move follows an annual report from British
anti-discriminatory body Kick It Out that showed a 43% rise in
reports of racist abuse in English football last season.
Chelsea banned a supporter for life last week for racially
abusing winger Raheem Sterling during last season's Premier
League home match against Manchester City.
World soccer governing body FIFA doubled its minimum ban for
racism to 10 games last month as soccer's authorities attempt to
clamp down after a number of high profile incidents in domestic
and international football.
The FA's six-game ban can be increased "depending on any
additional aggravating factors" and it is also in talks with
various stakeholders about how best to combat discrimination on
and off the pitch.
"As part of this, The FA is reviewing what the minimum
match-based suspension for proven cases of discrimination should
be to ensure the deterrent in place is appropriate and
effective," the FA said in a statement http://www.thefa.com/news/2019/jul/30/rules-and-regulations-update---310719.
The FA also revealed it had given match officials the authority
to show managers and backroom staff yellow and red cards,
representing cautions and dismissals, respectively.
Any member of a team's technical staff who accumulates four
yellow cards during the season will receive an automatic
one-game touchline ban, while eight yellows will earn the
offender a two-match suspension.
An individual who accrues 16 yellows during the season will be
charged with misconduct and have to face an independent
(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Simon
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