Players in Germany, including Jadon Sancho, demonstrated against Floyd’s death during matches last weekend

FIFA has urged competition organisers to use “common sense” when considering whether to punish players for protesting against the death of George Floyd during matches.

The German FA (DFB) says it is considering sanctions against players after several demonstrated this weekend.

FIFA told the Associated Press: “FIFA fully understands the depth of sentiment and concerns expressed by many footballers in light of the tragic circumstances of the George Floyd case.

“The application of the laws of the game… is left for the competitions’ organisers, which should use common sense and have in consideration the context surrounding the events.”   Continue reading

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