FIFA president Calls for New Sanctions Against Racism


Agencies – Sudan Events

Gianni Infantino, President of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), called for new sanctions to be imposed on teams and their fans in the event of racist abuse.

Mike Maignan, AC Milan’s goalkeeper, was subjected to offensive statements by some fans during the team’s match with Udinese, on Saturday, in the Italian League.

Coventry FC player, Casey Palmer, also said that he received similar abuse during his team’s match with its rival, Sheffield Wednesday, on Saturday, in the English Premier League (Championship).

The official FIFA account quoted Infantino’s statements, which said: “The events that took place in Udine and Sheffield on Saturday are completely abhorrent and completely unacceptable. The players affected by these events have my full support.”

He added: “We need all stakeholders to take the necessary measures, starting with education in schools so that future generations understand that this is not part of football or society.”

He continued: “In addition to the three-step process (stopping the match, re-stopping the match, canceling the match), we must implement the automatic confiscation of the team whose fans committed racism and caused the match to be cancelled, as well as impose bans on entry to stadiums around the world, and bring criminal charges against the racists.” In reference toDemanding that an automatic loss be applied to the team whose supporters direct insulting words to others.

Gianni Infantino concluded: “FIFA and the game of football show their full solidarity with the victims of racism and any form of discrimination, once and for all: No to racism, no to any form of discrimination.

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