Date: 7 days ago   Category: Sport

FIFA toughened punishment for racism — Rambler News Service


The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) entered more severe punishment for athletes for racism manifestation. It is reported in the document of Disciplinary committee of FIFA published on the website of the organization. By new rules the minimum term of discharge of the football player for racism will be 10 matches. Thus, FIFA doubled disqualification term. Besides, now football players will be able to report that they became the victims of racism. "The disciplinary committee of FIFA will allow the victim to make the statement allowing it to be involved in judicial proceedings. FIFA will not leave without the aid of the victims of racism" — it is said in the document. Besides, also the list of criteria of discrimination extends. Now any discrimination on race, color to skin, ethnic origin, nationality, social group, a floor, violation of health, sexual orientation, language, religion, political views, prosperity, the birth or other status will belong to it. And at last, after an oral remark the arbitrator will acquire the right to stop a match, to cancel it and to cancel results. In May of last year FIFA fined the Football Union of Russia 30 thousand Swiss francs (about 1.89 million rubles. — RNS) for racism manifestation by the Russian fans during the friendly match against France.

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