On Monday, there were two separate incidents involving racial animus in Austria. In one of them, the Irish Football Association said that a member of Kuwait’s Olympic team hurled racial slurs against an Irish substitute, prompting the under-21 Irish team to abandon the match.
According to Ireland’s football association (FAI), the Kuwaiti player’s “racist remark” caused the under-21 international to be abandoned.
In a statement posted to social media, the Kuwait Football Association refuted the FAI’s assertion, stating that it “categorically rejects such accusations.”
In recent months, racism has dominated news stories about football.
According to FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr., who has endured racial taunts in Spain’s LaLiga, will serve as the chairman of a committee against racism.
When Madrid played Valencia in May, the Brazilian attacker was subjected to racial taunts by Madrid supporters. This was the 22-year-old’s 10th such incident, which LaLiga has referred to prosecutors this season.