• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil’s Lula Wants Racist Soccer Clubs Banned from International Matches

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wants that soccer clubs and national teams of racist countries stop participating in world competitions, and that clubs receive punishment.

The request was expressed in a letter to the President of the international soccer federation FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), Joseph Blatter, and explained this Wednesday, March 8, in a special edition of President Lula’s radio program "Breakfast with the President".

In the letter, Lula said that requested severe measures from FIFA, and explained that he decided to write it after watching on TV scenes of racial prejudice, by fans of European clubs, against Brazilian players. "I’ve already seen it happen against Roberto Carlos, in Spain, and against Heitor".

Racial discrimination and soccer are opposite concepts, in the President’s viewpoint. For him, the former is hateful, while the latter means peace and happiness.

"We need to go there to show our best, our happiness, to cheer, play, and respect the athlete who is the artist playing the game."

Lula emphasized that disrespect cannot be part of the game. "The person who pays for the ticket to the game has the right to boo and to celebrate.

"But has no right to express his prejudice, neither in a soccer stadium, nor in a theater, on the streets, or at home. Prejudice is an illness that we need to treat very rigorously in order to eliminate it, once and for all, from the world."

Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (5)

  • Christophe Bauer

    I want the racist Lula banned from international politics.

  • Resign Now

    Lula is a racist
    Lula was a closet racist. He showed his true colors today.

  • REAL

    RACISM IS MY RIGHT
    Fuck Lula, and Fuck all you Nigger Lovers. Brazilian Niggers are OK. But US Niggers and US Whites are worthless, White people in the US and Europe hand there white daughters to every Emmigrant to do as they will with, so they dont fell like raciest, you pawn your children so that you can be excepted. RACISM IS A FORM OF FREE SPEACH.

  • Guest

    SAY NO TO RACISM & DISCRIMINATION
    Fair statement and totally right but long overdue.

    Respect and tolerance is the correct way forward.

  • Guest

    Viva Lula
    Viva Lula, Viva Brazil

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Despite Weak Dollar Brazil Exports Grow 28%

Despite the devaluation of the United States dollar against the Brazilian real, Brazilian exports ...

Russia, the 2018 Host, More Prepared for World Cup than Brazil, Says FIFA

Preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil have come under attack from FIFA ...

In Over 50 Countries Brazil’s Simas Spells Sweet Treat

The sweets produced by Simas, company in the city of Macaí­ba, in Brazil’s northeastern state ...

Brazil’s Sugarcane Industry Applauds Obama and Makes Its Case for Ethanol in the US

Brazil's Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) seems pleased with the White House announcement this Tuesday, ...

Want to Sell to the Chinese? Brazil Can Help.

Small and medium-sized Brazilian firms interested in selling their products on the Chinese market ...

Despite Increase in Sales Brazil Embraer’s Revenues Fall in Second Quarter

Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer,  the world's leading manufacturer of commercial jets with up to ...

Immunity Violation: Bolivia Accused of Doing to Brazil What Evo Morales Complained About EU

Brazilian authorities are saying that Bolivia violated the immunity of a Brazilian Air Force ...

Look, Ma, Looma!

"When she giftwraps herself in these tiny dresses—the red one with a high slit ...

Genetically Modified Crops Heat Up Brazil’s Environment Meeting

The transposition of the São Francisco River and transgenic foods are the issues generating ...