By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Moroccan star player, Achraf Hakimi and other Bundesliga players who displayed anti-racism messages following the death of George Floyd will not be punished.
The German FA after stating possible sanctions may be meted out on the players who may have contravened the FA rules, have found nothing against the players.
Hakimi had raised his shirt to reveal an inner shirt with the message ”Justice for George Floyd” after he scored in Dortmund’s 6-1 win against Padaborn in the German Bundesliga.
A DFB statement reads: ”The committee also wants to maintain this line in the event of renewed anti-racism campaigns on the occasion of the violent death of George Floyd on the coming match days,”
”I expressly welcome the far-sighted decision of the DFB Control Committee and am very happy about it,” said DFB President Fritz Keller in the message.
“The association strongly opposes any form of racism, which is why the actions of the players have our respect and understanding.”
The news comes as a relief as many have questioned the possibility of the players been sanctioned especially with FIFA releasing a statement asking Football Associations to use ”common sense” to tackle the issue.
Protests have continued not just in America but also London over George’s death. Players of Liverpool and Chelsea have also shown solidarity by taking a knee this week while training.
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