Video: FFF President Claims That Racism ‘Hardly Exist’ in Football

In the latest Le Classique, the match between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille took a left turn as the referee lost control of the game. Eventually, five players ended up with red cards.  

However, all that took a backseat to the allegations of racism that took place during the match. During the game, Neymar Jr. accused Marseille midfielder Álvaro González of making a racist comment

Plenty of people have chimed in with their opinion, but none rival what the President of the French Football Federation, Noël Le Graët, said over the matter. In an appearance on BFM Business, the 78-year-old minimizes racism in football. 

“In a match, there can be gaps. But we are less than 1% difficulty today. When a black scores a goal, the whole stadium is standing. The racist phenomenon in sport, and in football, in particular, does not exist or hardly exists,” Le Graët said. 

“It’s a poster that all of France is waiting for. It went badly. The behavior of the players was not exemplary. We deplore it. Too bad. They did not know how to keep their calm, nor give the show we expected.”

Maybe Le Graët might want to look at the incidents over in Serie A over the last couple of years for racism in football, just a suggestion.  

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