• Osaka to Isner. "When you tweet about looting rather than the death of an unarmed black man ..."

FIFA appealed on Tuesday to the organizers of the different competitions currently at stake not to penalize players who show solidarity with George Floyd, a black citizen who died in the United States after a police officer immobilized him and He will suffocate to death after placing a knee over his neck.

The body chaired by Gianni Infantino , through an official statement, declared that it "fully" understood the depth of the feelings and concerns expressed by many soccer players "in light of the circumstances" that surrounded "the tragic death" of George Floyd.

"FIFA reiterates its opposition to all forms of racism and discrimination , having recently amended its own disciplinary rules with the aim of eradicating this type of behavior. FIFA has also promoted numerous campaigns against racism by sending messages against this scourge during matches under its competition, "he said.

"The application of the Laws of the Game approved by the IFAB is the responsibility of the organizers of the respective competitions, who must use common sense and take into account the context surrounding the events," he added.

He also indicated that to clarify any "ambiguity" in FIFA competitions, he stressed that the recent protests of some players during the matches that were played in the German Bundesliga, "should deserve applause, in no case a penalty . "

"We should all say no to any form of racism and discrimination. We should all say no to violence and all forms of violence," he said.

Last weekend, several players used some matches in the German League to show messages of solidarity with Floyd. In his honor, the French Marcus Thuram, from Borussia Mönchengladbach, knelt on the field after scoring a goal and the Englishman Jadon Sancho , from Borussia Dortmund, asked for justice through a message on a shirt.

The German soccer federation announced that it was going to evaluate the possibility of sanctioning players for violating the rules that prohibit messages or images of a political, religious or personal nature on the kit.

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