“FIFA has fined the RFU for racism at the match Russia – France

The incident occurred on 27 March in St. Petersburg

The football team of France Paul Pogba during the friendly match against Roseatta: Reuters

– The international football Federation (FIFA) to punish the Russian football Union (RFU) with a fine of 30 thousand Swiss francs for the behavior of Russian fans during a friendly match between Russia and France in St. Petersburg, the press service of FIFA.

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The report said that after a thorough investigation, including review of video, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, after analyzing all the circumstances of the case, decided that the RFU is responsible for the violation of article 58 of the FIFA Disciplinary code.

As reported, Russian fans made racist remarks – the so-called monkey hooting – the match Russia-France in St. Petersburg on March 27 in relation to French players Dembele and Field Pogba.

The meeting ended with the score 3:1 in favor of the French team.

Meanwhile, for the players and coaching staff of the team of France of football media reports that during a friendly match with Russia in St. Petersburg a few black players of the French team was insulted by the fans from the stands, became the news.

“We read in the morning news about it in the papers, but I have to say that neither the coach nor the players, nor do I personally never heard anything like that during the match. This issue also was not raised in the locker room or on the plane on the way home,” – said the press attache of the national team of France, Philippe Tournon, whose words are cited to “Sport-Express”.

“If necessary, revise the match, listen to records, but at the moment this is not a problem for us, encouraged us to perform any action,” he said.

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