18 Dec 2012

FFA will do all it takes to find spectator accused of racial abuse

5:58 am on 18 December 2012

Football Federation Australia says they'll leave no stone unturned in an effort to catch the person who racially vilified the Phoenix player Paul Ifillduring an A-League match in Adelaide on Sunday.

South Australian police and Adelaide United are still hunting for the spectator who is believed to have run from authorities at Hindmarsh Stadium after a racial attack on the English-born Barbados international.

Football Federation Australia chief David Gallop says the spectator, if found, will be banned from attending games.

Gallop believes bans are appropriate sanctions for racist supporters, rather than seeking to make racist abuse a criminal offence.

The Wellington Phoenix says they'll make no further comment on the issue after Adelaide called in police.