UEFA today fined Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner €100,000 for revealing his branded underwear during Denmark's Euro 2012 Group B match with Portugal.
Now the fee may seem fair, especially because the striker broke UEFA's rules, but when compared in comparison to the other fines handed out by UEFA for racism, this seems farcical.
A £45,000 fine was handed to Spain in 2004 for racism, whilst £16,500 was handed to Serbia in 2007 for racial abuse towards England players. A £10,000 fine was handed to Croatia in 2008 for racism from their fans, again towards England players whilst in this tournament, Russia was fined €30,000 for the setting off and throwing of fireworks by spectators and displaying of illicit banners.
Does UEFA need to think about readdressing it's racism punishment policy?