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FIFA To Investigate Flares But Probably Not Racism

by | 25th, October 2013

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AS everyone knows, FIFA are a bunch of clowns. They’re like local councillors raiding the buffet car and talking about golf swings while property developers build a car park on the only playground in town.

While they pick tuna from their teeth, they could be looking at a World Cup boycotted by black footballers. After the scenes in Moscow, when Manchester City’s Yaya Toure claims he was racially abused by CSKA fans, all black players are wondering whether they want to play at the 2018 World Cup in Russia at all.

UEFA are to open disciplinary proceedings and FIFA are still scratching their backsides.

Even FIFA’s own players’ union FIFPro are having a pop at the old dear, saying that they’ve failed to enforce their own guidelines, under which match officials have the ability to abandon games in case of a serious incident.

However, that’s not FIFA’s concern. They’re more interested in opening disciplinary proceedings against the English and Polish Football Associations after flares were let off at Wembley in the recent World Cup qualifier earlier this month.

A Fifa statement read:

We can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against The Football Association and the Polish Football Association for incidents that were reported during the preliminary competition match of the 2014 World Cup Brazil between England and Poland on 15 October 2013.

“As the proceedings are on-going, please understand that we cannot comment further.”

So, it seems that FIFA

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