Infantino to “eradicate racism”…Vinicius to lead special commission

FIFA President Gianni Infantino (53, Switzerland) has met with Vinicius Junior (22, Real Madrid), who was racially abused last month, as well as with CBF President Ednaldo Rodrigues (69, Brazil) and members of the Brazilian national soccer team.

Infantino met with Vinicius, who was racially abused in Barcelona, Spain, on April 16, and pledged to “take action to eradicate not only racism but all discrimination,” adding that “FIFA will stand with all players in the fight.”

Infantino was particularly adamant that “there will be no racism in soccer in the future” and that “if it happens, the game will be stopped immediately”. He also emphasized that racism is not just a soccer issue, but a societal one, and promised to take disciplinary action against countries where it occurs, including suspensions and bans, as well as legal action against perpetrators.

Infantino took the opportunity to ask Vinicius to head a special committee against racism. At the same time, he discussed with Rodriguez how to tackle the issue of racism and announced the creation of a task force to work together.

Vinicius was racially abused during a match against Valencia last month. “This is not the first time I’ve been racially abused. It’s not the second or third time,” he said on social media, adding, “I will fight back until the end.”

The Brazilian government, as well as other soccer celebrities, responded to the incident, saying that “racism against Vinicius will never be tolerated” and that “we will actively cooperate and work to ensure that this does not happen in the future.”안전놀이터

Infantino also said at the time, “I express my full solidarity and support for Vinicius, who was subjected to racism. Racism has no place in soccer or in society, and we will support and help any player who finds himself in this situation.”

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