Kick It Out's view on FIFA's 'three-step procedure' at Confederations Cup
World governing body FIFA has announced that referees can stop games over fan abuse at this summer’s Confederations Cup in Russia.
In reaction to this, Kick It Out commented:
“Following representation and condemnation by Kick It Out, amongst others, at the outrageous suspension handed to Sulley Muntari in Italy following racism aimed at the midfielder during a Serie A fixture, we welcome FIFA’s positive steps in granting referees power to stop games at the Confederations Cup as part of their ‘three-step procedure’.
“Officials have a responsibility to provide protection to players from all forms of discrimination.
“We hope there won’t be repetition of the terrible abuse Sulley Muntari suffered during this summer’s tournament, and that these protocols will be followed to provide protection to players and to communicate a clear message that discrimination won’t be tolerated.
“Kick It Out will continue to be vigilant to ensure that all matches are officiated in compliance with the protocol, which the organisation helped to put in place.”