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Hindus want Football Federation disciplined over continuing racism

By HubVilla - Tuesday, May 14, 2013 No Comments
Hindus feel that Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has failed to control the incidents of racism and should be disciplined.


Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that reported racist chanting during a match between AC Milan and Roma on May 12 was a recent example. In January also, racist chants reportedly occurred in a friendly between Milan and Pro Patria.


Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that it was 2013 and prevalence of racism and discrimination in sports should not be acceptable. Zed urged urgent intervention on racism issue as FIFA; whose "promise" was to use "football as a symbol of hope and integration" and which stood for promoting "solidarity, regardless of gender, ethnic background, faith or culture"; had failed to deliver.


Rajan Zed further urged His Holiness Pope Francis and other religious leaders of the world to come out openly against racism in sports as we were all equal in the eyes of God.


Joseph S. Blatter and Jerome Valcke are President and Secretary General respectively of FIFA, international governing body of football headquartered in Zurich (Switzerland).


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