FIFA boss reacts ; insists all racists must be 'kicked out' of stadiums


FIFA president Gianni Infantino have expresses his disappoint over the recent racial abuse against black players. He insisted that a worldwide ban on spectators who abuse black footballers and they must be "kicked out" of stadiums.
Reacting towards England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria, which was twice stopped because of chants targeting English players, Gianni Infantino insisted the FIFA would punish racism.
"If there are racists that abuse footballers, we have to stop the game," he told a press conference on a visit to Dhaka.
"We cannot let the racists win. The football has to continue and we have to punish the people," Infantino said.
He also added it was now easy to identify the culprits in modern stadiums with closed circuit TV and that a "strong message" must be sent.
"They have to be taken, kicked out of the stadium, they must not be allowed to enter into football stadiums any more, and criminal proceedings should be brought against them.
"It's a crime and it should be a crime in all countries of the world to commit a racist abuse," he said.
Gianni Infantino reaffirmed that if a country bans a spectator because of racism, "FIFA will extend it worldwide because racists have no place in football in any country and no place in any football stadium or arena in any part of the world."
So far Six Bulgarians have been indicted for abuse at Monday's Bulgaria-England game when monkey chants and apparent Nazi salutes overshadowed England's 6-0 win. Three more are being sought.
One 18-year-old was indicted on Wednesday for using Nazi salutes and four others have been fined and banned from sports events for two years.
"We have to educate our youth, our children and those who are a bit older as well," FIFA boss said.
Gianni Infantino further reveal that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar "will be the very best World Cup ever" despite new controversy over the heat and empty stadiums after the world athletics championships in September saw some long distance races badly affected.
The FIFA president re-affirm that it would be cooler as the football tournament would be hosted in the month of November and December.
"I am sure in Qatar we will witness from a technical point of view, the very best World Cup ever." He also expressed confidence that the stadiums would be "full".
"Football is the number one sport in the world. We will fill the stadiums in Qatar and anywhere else in the World easily with the World Cup."

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