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FIFA criticised by its own anti-discrimination chief

04/07/2014 from:SNTV


FIFA's anti-discrimination chief Jeffrey Webb says world football's governing body and the Local Organising Committee should have done "much better" in preventing racist and homophobic chants at the World Cup.


SOUNDBITE: (English) Jeffrey Webb, FIFA anti-discriminatory chief (on racist and homophobic incidents at the World Cup):

"In regards to the LOC and FIFA, I completely agree that with vigilance and prevention there is no reason why somebody should be entering our stadiums clearly displaying what their intent is and their purpose is to get into that stadium and we definitely at FIFA and the LOC should be doing a much better job from a prevention standpoint.

"There is absolutely no reason why at this World Cup, one year on, that we don't have anti-discrimination officers here doing proper investigations, proper reporting and obviously it is very clear there is a disconnect within accountability and responsibility.

"Football has not embraced the diversity and integration - there is obviously a reflection, what is reflected on the field is not reflected in the boardrooms or is not reflected on the sidelines or in the front offices of clubs and associations."

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