FIFA condemned the “Spartak” for “chocolate” tweet


Quincy Promes, Luiz Adriano and Lucas, Fernandito: Anton Denisov / RIA Novosti

The international football Federation (FIFA) has condemned the tweet of the Moscow “Spartak” about “melting in the sun chocolates”. About it reports Reuters.

“FIFA condemns the message published in the account of “Spartacus” on Twitter. As has been mentioned, any form of discrimination on the field or beyond unacceptable, and it has no place in football,” said the organization.

The Federation considered that the incident is in the zone of responsibility of the Russian football Union (RFU). “It should be noted that in may 2017, the question was raised about what associations and judges should be ready for tougher fight against racism,” — said in the message.

January 13, the Twitter account of “Spartacus” has a video in which team defender Giorgi Jikia calls of black Brazilians “chocolates, melting in the sun.” On this day Georgian striker was in charge of the social network of the club.

After that, the fans and the organization to fight discrimination in football (Kick It Out) has accused the club of racism. In a press-service of the team said that Djikia has posted a record of comments without any indication of the leadership team. In response, the midfielder Fernando has released a video message where he said: “In “spartake” there is no racism, we have a happy family”.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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