WEXFORD DUAL player Lee Chin has called on the G.A.A. to impose tougher sanctions for racial abuse at games.
Earlier this year, two Duffry Rovers players were suspended for eight weeks for alleged racial abuse of Chin in a match involving their club and Wexford town side, Sarsfields.
Now Chin wants tougher sanctions for offenders and says that such abuse is an ongoing issue.
'The G.A.A. should bring in more than an eight-week ban,' he told 'Newstalk' last week. 'I was shocked by what the Duffry Rovers players said to me. Suspensions like those handed out by the F.A.I. should be enforced.
'I've been chatting with one of my soccer managers. One of his underage players was abused two years ago and the guy that abused him got a sixmonth ban and a red card in that game too.
'Handing out a yellow card and a two-month ban is too lenient in my opinion.'
Chin has admitted that racist comments have been uttered in his direction while he made his way through the ranks with Wexford.
'The other under-age players who might have said those things, I know we were that young, they probably did not undestand what they were calling me.
'I was the same. I was only that age too. I didn't really understand what they were calling me, it was just a word and maybe for them too.'