What They're Saying: Gianni Infantino

“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. (FIFA.com)
2 comments about "What They're Saying: Gianni Infantino".
  1. beautiful game, June 3, 2020 at 11 a.m.

    Common sense and FIFA Gianni Infantino have little in common. Talk is cheap without the walk.

  2. Tom Mara, June 3, 2020 at 1:32 p.m.

    Infantino is not qualified to run FIFA.

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