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The NBAs life ban for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling won swift support in Europe but also produced calls for soccer to show similar resolve against racism. China Jerseys . FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini, via his spokesman, both voiced approval on Wednesday. Blatter tweeted: "Sport says no to racism. I fully support (at)NBAs decision to ban (at)LAClippers owner for life after his racist words." Patrick Vieira, a 1998 World Cup winner with France, also tweeted: "Well done to (at)NBA, another organisation dealing with racism in exactly the right way. I say again - zero tolerance." NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants Sterling to sell as part of a series of sanctions brought against the leagues longest-tenured owner in response to racist comments in a recorded conversation. Silver banned Sterling for life, fined him $2.5 million, and said he will press the other team owners to support his desire to make Sterling sell. For some in Europe, the NBAs resolve was in stark contrast to soccer leaders failure to eradicate racism that has dogged stadiums and marred matches for decades. Just last weekend, a Villarreal season-ticket holder racially taunted Barcelona defender Dani Alves by throwing a banana at him. Retired British NBA player John Amaechi noted that players, executives and owners in the American league appeared united in their rejection of Sterling. "If they can do that to respond to a hateful private utterance, why the hell cant football do that to respond to repeated instances of hate-mongering?" Amaechi said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "Its time that we started looking at some of the owners within other parts of sport," outside the NBA, he said. "Theyre exactly the type of plantation mentality people who dont mind having black people working for them ... But God forbid that they want to come up to the big house." Amaechi said he doesnt expect the NBAs exemplary punishment of Sterling will jolt soccer into meaningful change. And Blatters tweet of support for the NBA was "not enough," he added. "If there was a poster-person for the words impotence and apathy, it would have his face on it," Amaechi said. "You know what theyre going to do? Theyre going to produce another pretty poster with platitudes plastered all over it. Theyre going to produce another campaign that has a black player stood next to a white player," he said. "Nothing substantive." FIFA and UEFA, the European authority, have toughened their sanctions for discrimination in the past year and prosecuted cases more quickly. A turning point in awareness of widespread problems with offensive abuse at matches came in January 2013 when Kevin-Prince Boateng, then playing for AC Milan, led teammates walking off the field to protest racist insults during an exhibition against a fourth-tier Italian side. FIFA and UEFA have ordered national and club teams to play matches in empty or partly closed stadiums as punishment for racial abuse incidents, but no World Cup or Champions League team has yet had points deducted or forfeited a match. Among the most severe judgments, FIFA has banned Croatia defender Josip Simunic for 10 matches -- including the 2014 World Cup -- for leading fans in chanting a Nazi-era nationalist slogan after a playoff victory against Iceland last November. Simunic has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. China Jerseys 2020 . The Tinkoff-Saxo rider was still dealing with the right shin he broke in a crash which ended his Tour de France on Stage 10. He hoped to defy his doctors and race in the home Grand Tour he won in 2008 and 2012, but he says there have been complications in his recovery. China Jerseys 2022 . The Laval Rouge et Or defensive back/kick-returner gained the invitation following his showing Sunday at an NFL regional combine in Baltimore. https://www.chinasjerseys.com/ . As future stars prepare to make the big leap to the professional ranks, TSNs Draft Week delivers wall-to-wall coverage of both the NHL and NBA Entry Drafts, highlighted by exclusive live coverage of both events.Scotland captain Darren Fletcher admits he was thrilled when former international midfielder Gary McAllister linked up with the squad this week. McAllister joined former Leeds, Coventry and Scotland team-mate Gordon Strachans squad this week for several days on the training ground at Mar Hall.And Fletcher appreciated the gesture ahead of Saturdays Group F World Cup Qualifier against Lithuania at Hampden, live on Sky Sports. Gary McAllister was my favourite player growing up and we had the pleasure of him being with the squad, Fletcher said. Former Scotland winger Neil McCann says Gordon Strachan has tough decisions to make on who starts up front for the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania Its always nice to listen to his stories and tap into his information. Hes got great football knowledge and he was up here to help us.We know how close he is with the manager and whenever we have any ex-players and good players like that who want to be part of the Scotland squad, its great. You see all the players really take notice because they grew up watching players like them. Gary McAllister (left) with Scotland boss Strachan during training this week Just as Fletcher looks up to McAllister, a number of young players in the Scotland squad will undoubtedly be keen to learn from the West Brom midfielder.The likes of Callum Paterson, Kieran Tierney annd Oliver Burke are pushing to make their competitive Hampden debuts on Saturday. China Jerseys Wholesale. . Lithuania manager and former Hearts striker Edgaras Jankauskas has warned his team to expect a fearsome atmosphere at Hampden Park Fletcher knows exactly what it is like to make an impact on such an occasion - he scored the winner against Saturdays opponents in 2003 in his first Hampden appearance to set up a European Championship play-off against Holland.And he will aim to ensure the Scotland newcomers enjoy the atmosphere and encounter.Its about giving them a platform to perform and giving them small bits of advice when I can, the 32-year-old said. Celtic defender Kieran Tierney training with Scotland But the biggest thing is just trying to let them be themselves and play without fear and no pressure.Let them be the young players in the squad and let the older players take the pressure and the other stuff that goes on, let them express themselves, be creative and make a mark for themselves.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Scotland latest Scotland fixtures Scotland stats Table ' ' '