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FIFA in World Cup Draw Racism Row

  • ESPN FC, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 11:57 AM

FIFA will be investigated on suspicion of racism over the selection of the hosts for Friday’s broadcast of the World Cup draw in Bahia. Sao Paulo state prosecutor Christiano Jorge Santos is set to investigate whether the decision to overlook Afro-Brazilian soap stars Lazaro Ramos and Camila Pitanga and instead hire TV presenter Rodrigo Hilbert and his model wife Fernanda Lima, who are both white, was motivated by discrimination.

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