Germany fans escape FIFA punishment
FIFA says it cannot bring charges over German fans wearing black face make-up during the match against Ghana.
Several fans pictured with painted faces were reported to FIFA by the anti-discrimination group FARE, but no action will be taken.
A FIFA spokeswoman said: “There is no legal or factual element justifying the opening of disciplinary proceedings. But we abhor any insulting or discriminatory behaviour and we strongly appeal to all fans, teams and officials to uphold that spirit.”
FIFA’s disciplinary panel cleared Mexico’s FA of improper conduct on Monday after receiving complaints that some fans shouted ‘puto’ at opposing keepers. It said that under the current rules the federation was not responsible.
From the Guardian