Thursday 23 November 2017

Video: Henry Winter: FIFA has questions to answer too ... and the whole world deserves the answers

Henry Winter

WHERE were the police? Where were the security forces? The appalling loss of life in Port Said needs investigating by Fifa, not just by the local authorities.

Somebody needs to cut through all the tense politics seizing Egypt, establishing exactly what happened and ensuring a repeat is prevented.



Fifa owes a duty to the game globally to send a message that such tragedies will be looked into, that supporters have a right to attend games with proper safety systems in place. Fifa must remind the world that the game is a sport, not an arena for political point-scoring if that was the genesis behind last night’s carnage.

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