FIFA offers special sanctions for racist behavior

From next season, racist individuals and collectives will receive heavy fines from FIFA. The new penalty has been adopted by the World Football Federation (FIFA) and applies to all FIFA tournaments since July 16.

A player for any reason of racist action will definitely be banned from playing at least 10 matches. Actions that include verbal abuse, body gestures and disparaging homosexuals will all be punished.

Accompanying the penalty ban will be a fine of £ 16,000. This is still a relatively low amount of money compared to the severity of racism. Clubs, stadiums that cannot control fans and racism will face penalties including money, closed stadiums, heavier chases, forced relegation if recidivism many times.

The decision will be decided by the disciplinary committee of FIFA. The agency is also the place to receive appeals from individuals and collectives accused of violations.

In the past, there were heavy penalties for racist behavior. In 2011, Luis Suarez was banned from playing 8 matches because of racism with Man Utd’s Patrice Evra. Besides, the Uruguayan striker has to pay up to 40,000 pounds.

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Racism is escalating in the European grass field, specifically targeting black and South American players. Many stars such as Neymar, Dani Alves and Balotelli have been hurt by this evil.

FIFA was founded in 1904 with the aim of overseeing the international tournament between the national teams of Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Based in Zürich, there are currently 211 member countries. Member States must concurrently be members of one of the six continental federations of: Asia, Europe, North & Central America and the Caribbean, Oceania, South America and Africa.

Although FIFA does not have control over football law (this is the responsibility of the International Football Committee), but they are responsible for both organizing and promoting the tournament, thereby generating revenue from talent support.

FIFA is a very wealthy organization, it can be said to be the richest sports organization and NGO in the world. Estimated, in 2013, FIFA earned more than US $ 1.3 billion, profit reached 72 million, and had cash reserves of more than US $ 1.4 billion