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This matter has played out in front of a huge global TV audience. It has even prompted the government to get involved, with Prime Minister David Cameron planning a summit on the issue this month.

Jeremy Hunt, Britain’s culture secretary, stressed the importance of being “on our mettle” at making sure soccer authorities and the government do everything they can to stamp out racism in soccer.

Chelsea defender John Terry recently lost the England captaincy after being charged by police with racially abusing Anton Ferdinand during a league match Oct. 23. Terry will appear in court in July, eight days after the final of the European Championships.

On Saturday, Greater Manchester Police said it had confiscated 7,500 copies of United’s “Red Issue” fanzine, which featured a cutout Ku Klux Klan-style mask bearing the words, “LFC Suarez is innocent.”