Asuncion: Teams involved in racial incidents should suffer more severe punishment like the docking of league points, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Wednesday.
"The biggest problem we`ve had in recent days here in this continent is racism, discrimination. This is unacceptable," Blatter said.
"We must deduct points, relegate a team. The moment we have the courage to do that discrimination will end," he told presidents of South American football confederations and other officials at the start of CONMEBOL`s Congress at its Paraguayan headquarters.
The most recent case in South America involved Panama striker Luis Tejada of Peruvian side Juan Aurich when the player walked off during a match after being racially insulted by fans of Cienciano.