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Racism in Soccer

England's premier soccer league is considered the place to play for some of the game's brightest stars and a premier stage for what fans like to call the beautiful game.

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But English soccer is dealing with a couple of pretty ugly cases involving alleged racist language used by a player on the field.

One case involves Uruguayan player Luis Suarez who has been banned for eight games after sports authorities found him guilty of racially abusing a black French player.

The other case involves the captain of England's national soccer team, John Terry,who learned Wednesday that he is facing criminal charges for allegedly directing a racist insult at a fellow player.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks to the BBC Sports correspondent James Pearce about racism in soccer.

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