FIFA reaffirms its stand against racism in football.
FIFA reaffirms its stand against racism in football.

Geneva: Gianni Infantino, the president of the International Football Association (FIFA), spoke with Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior and informed him that prejudice cannot exist in football.

A task force against racism in football will be established, and Infantino met with Ednaldo Rodrigues, the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), and the Brazilian national team on Thursday to discuss this. Rodrigues also promised that international forward Vinicius Junior from Brazil will play a prominent role in the task force, reports Xinhua.

The most recent episode of racism that Vinicius Junior, 22, has experienced this year occurred in May when Real Madrid fans racially assaulted him during a game against Valencia.

The FIFA President exclaimed, "If there is racism, there is no football." After the conference in Barcelona, Spain, Infantino said, "It's vital not simply to talk about racism and prejudice, but to take action in a forceful and persuasive manner -- zero tolerance.

"FIFA is fighting alongside the Brazilian Football Confederation and all of the players. Sporting consequences should be implemented, and I applaud CBF for doing so already.

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