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FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter speaks during AFC conference at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Thurday, May 2, 2013. Sheik Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain won a landslide victory to be elected president of the Asian Football Confederation on Thursday, replacing longtime rival Mohamed bin Hammam. A half hour later, he also won the vote for the vacant seat on FIFA's executive committee, inflicting defeat on Qatar World Cup organizing chief Hassan Al Thawadi, taking 28 votes against 18 for his rival. Blatter suggested that Sheik Salman's second victory was required by protocol, rather than a snub for Qatar. (AP Photo/Simon Yap)
FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter speaks during AFC conference at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Thurday, May 2, 2013. Sheik Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain won a landslide victory to be elected president of the Asian Football Confederation on Thursday, replacing longtime rival Mohamed bin Hammam. A half hour later, he also won the vote for the vacant seat on FIFA's executive committee, inflicting defeat on Qatar World Cup organizing chief Hassan Al Thawadi, taking 28 votes against 18 for his rival. Blatter suggested that Sheik Salman's second victory was required by protocol, rather than a snub for Qatar. (AP Photo/Simon Yap)
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(AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will protesting to Italian football authorities over a decision to only fine Roma 50,000 Euros after their fans racially abused AC Milan players.


A Serie A game on Sunday was stopped for almost two minutes during the second half when visiting Roma supporters would not stop chanting at Milan players Mario Balotelli and Kevin-Prince Boateng.


On FIFA's website on Tuesday, Blatter says it is "surprising and is not understandable" that the Italian Football Federation has not investigated the incident and only gave a "pecuniary sanction."


Blatter adds: "I'm not happy and I will call the Italian Federation."


In a separate Twitter message, Blatter says "small fines for racist abuse unacceptable. People will always find money."


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