Friday 13 December 2019
News ID: 73465
Publish Date: 03 December 2019 - 21:30
LONDON (AFP) - UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin has accused British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of fuelling racism and insists European football’s governing body is working hard to tackle the problem plaguing the game.
A number of high-profile incidents in recent weeks, including racist abuse hurled at England players in Bulgaria and chants aimed at Romelu Lukaku and Mario Balotelli in Italy, have underlined the scale of the issue.
Johnson condemned the "vile” racist chanting during England’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia in October and called for UEFA to take tough action.
But the prime minister, currently fighting an election campaign, has in the past courted controversy with various comments, including suggesting Muslim women wearing burkhas look like "letterboxes”.



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