Lets Kill Racism!

ByThe IGFA On 10 May, 2019


The FIFA Head Gianni Infantino is calling on the crackdown on racism at soccer games owing to different prominent incidents occurring. The president of FIFA urged match referees to call off matches in the worst situations.

According to the head of world soccer's governing body "we will not tolerate doing everything in our means to eradicate racism, and any other form of discrimination, from football, at any level and anywhere in the world."

In a statement on Saturday, Infantino says "we introduce the alleged 'three-step process' at our competitions: machinery that allows referees to go as far as to abandon a match in case of discriminatory incidents."

The FIFA president says all member associations, leagues, clubs and disciplinary bodies should "apply harsh sanctions for any such kind of behaviour" and that "football should be racism-free, racism also has no place in the society."

Infantino's intervention is as a result of Amiens' French league game at Dijon that was partially stopped after the away team captain Prince Gouano was brought to racist insults.

Gouano said "I heard monkey noises, and he pleaded referee to put the game to a stop.

The FIFA president confirmed that he fully supports Gouano, as well as players such as Kalidou Koulibaly, Raheem Sterling and Danny Rose, who were also subjected to racist abuse.