“For the avoidance of doubt, in a FIFA competition the recent demonstrations of players in Bundesliga matches would deserve an applause and not a punishment. We all must say no to racism and any
form of discrimination. We all must say no to violence. Any form of violence."
-- FIFA president Gianni Infantino
on Bundesliga players who protested during matches over the
weekend against the killing of George Floyd
. Infantino addressed all 211 member associations, urging leagues to apply “common sense and have in consideration the context surrounding the
events.” The Laws of the Game prohibit “any political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images” on equipment. The Hungarian league reprimanded
Ferencvaros star Tokmac Nguen
, who was born in a refugee camp in Kenya to
parents from South Sudan and grew up in Norway, after he showed his undershirt with the words “Justice for George Floyd” following his goal in a 1-1 draw with Puskas Akademia on Sunday.