Thursday February 7 2019
Infantino impressed with FIGC

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has joined UEFA in praising the FIGC for its work to combat racism. “It took the steps it was supposed to take.”

Inter were forced to play two games behind closed doors after a group of their fans racially abused Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly on Boxing Day, while the FIGC has since announced plans for a new, two-step procedure if discrimination occurs.

“The FIGC took the steps it was supposed to take,” Infantino said after UEFA held its congress on Thursday morning.

“It’s never easy to act in these cases, but it seems to me that Gravina and his team are absolutely on the right track and they must go on like this.

“These are issues that you often tend to forget about until something happens again. The FIGC is doing a great job with Gravina.

“We must take every situation seriously and lead by example. It’s easy to condemn people, there are racist idiots around and they must be banned.”

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