FIFA president Gianni Infantino Says Players protesting over George Floyd’s death deserves applause, not Punishment.
This comes at a time when B. Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho was shown a yellow card for taking off his jersey during a bundesliga match so he could display a T-Shirt emblazoned with “Justice for George Floyd”.
Also, Sancho’s teammate Achraf Hakimi and shalke 04 midfielder Weston Mckennie also carried the same message on their bodies at the weekend.
In reaction to this the German football Federation considers it a disciplinary case due to the fact it was a technical breach of the games laws.
This caused FIFA President Gianni infantino to give his own side of the debate about Bundesliga players protesting during matches against George Floyd, saying they should be applauded and not punish.
– Gianni infantino says leagues should use “common sense” when considering rules prohibiting political slogans, statement or images in games.
– Last week a number of players in Germany’s Bundesliga, including Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, protested the killing of George Floyd.
– The English FA has confirmed it will heed Infantino’s advice when the premier league season resumes on June 17.
Infantino’s comments were published on a statement by FIFA and were set to feature in a clear letter to 211 member Associations.
The statement urges all leagues to apply a ” common sense” and have in consideration the context surrounding the event.
The laws of the game prohibit “any political, religious, or personal slogans statement or images” on equipment.
The European football governing body UEFA has also joined the course as they will overlook the rule so as to allow all Mr. George Floyd tributes in the continental competitions it oversees.
“Football is a sport which encourages tolerance, inclusion and justice”, UEFA president Aleksander Cerefin said.
It should be noted that Mister Floyd is black man and former community college basketball player who died after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and stopped pleading for air.
His death has sparked nationwide protest in the United States and other countries as the call for anti-racism and justice for George Floyd rings in the mouths of all.
Achille Webo and Istanbul Basaksehir win the Turkish Championship
Istanbul Basaksehir won the Turkish Championship. Assistant coach in this team, Cameroonian Achille Webo and his group have won the title this season.
Indeed, the victory (1-0) Sunday, July 19, 2020 against Kayserispor secured them the title one day from the end.
The ex-indomitable Lion striker joined this group in November 2019, a season later, the results are largely positive. Istanbul Basaksehir (69 points) thus won the first Turkish championship title in its history. Vice champion in 2017 and 2019, Basaksehir had to rely on the precious experience of Cameroonians of 38 years old, to finally win this title.
Source : mysoccer24.com
Tottenham defender’s brother Aurier Serge dies in France
Tottenham have confirmed Serge Aurier’s brother died in the early hours of Monday morning with French media reporting that he was shot dead in Toulouse.
A club statement read: “The club is deeply saddened to confirm media reports that Serge Aurier’s brother passed away in the early hours of this morning.
“We are supporting Serge at this difficult time and we ask that the privacy of the player and his family is respected.
“Everybody at the club sends their sincerest condolences to Serge and his family. Our thoughts are with them all.”
Aurier played the full 90 minutes during Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday, which lifted Spurs above their north London rivals.
Reports surfaced in the early hours of Monday that Aurier’s brother had died after his body was reported to have been found in Toulouse.
Tottenham have now confirmed his death and are supporting the right-back, who signed for the club in August 2017.
Spurs are next in Premier League action on Wednesday when they take on Newcastle at St James Park.
Source : football365.com
Gian Piero Gasperini is proud of Atalanta’s performance
- His side twice surrendered a lead against the reigning Serie A champions but the coach remains proud of his side
Gian Piero Gasperini was proud of Atalanta after a 2-2 draw with Juventus, but felt his side deserved to win.
Atalanta led twice through Duvan Zapata and Ruslan Malinovskiy, but Cristiano Ronaldo scored penalties to cancel out both goals, including a 90th-minute equaliser in Turin on Saturday.
While Gasperini was proud of his team, the Atalanta coach believes they deserved all three points.
“I’m definitely more proud. We played great in the first half and in the second half there was a comeback by Juve,” he told a news conference.
“But with our play, we managed to take the lead and play a great game anyway. Of course, we are also upset because we deserved to win.
“But, in football, your performance is not always enough.”
He added: “We were ahead until the last minute and we did everything to deserve the win.
“We said qualifying for the Champions League for the second year in a row was our ultimate aim, so after that finishing third or second is about prestige, but the objective remains the same.
“I thought we started quite strong this season, then of course the Champions League took some energy out of us. The real points we dropped were in the games with Lazio, Juventus and Inter, but then we never did target the Serie A title.
“We’ve raised the bar and are hitting our targets anyway. We can’t think of the Scudetto. It’s already infuriating many people to see us in the Champions League, as it brings with it so much financial gain and prestige.
“We’re seeing the team grow every year. We didn’t have this kind of character to play like this at the Juventus Stadium in the past, but if we keep getting results and performances, we do grow.
“Juventus have the Scudetto, they’re not going to let it go. I don’t know how much longer we can keep winning games, but it’s in any case a way of testing ourselves for the Champions League and we fully intend to make a good impression in Europe.”
Source : Goal.com
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