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September 20, 2020
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FIFA president vows to take tough actions against racism

Following England’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria which was stopped twice because of racist chants targeting English players, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has vowed to take tough actions against racism.

The FIFA President has restated his organization’s commitment to eliminate racism, and said it has no place in football.

In a press conference, Infantino said, “We need to send strong messages, that if there are racists that abuse the soccer players we have to stop the game… We cannot let the racists win. There is no place for racism in society and there is no place for racism in soccer.” 

The 49-year-old Swiss head of the world soccer governing entity, who came to the Bangladesh capital on a short goodwill trip, further said, “We have to speak about it (racism), we have to educate, we have to educate our youths, our children and those who are a bit older as well.” 

IMAGE CREDIT: News18.com

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