Monday 23 October 2017

FIFA investigate images of German fans wearing black face paint for Ghana clash

Fifa are to investigate after photos emerged on social media that appear to show Germany fans wearing black face paint during their country's World Cup match against Ghana.

The images posted by Instagram user selma_slim have quickly been circulated on the internet and appear to show two Germany fans at the Estádio Castelão in Fortaleza wearing crudely made Ghana t-shirts whilst grinning with black face paint on.

The image was posted along with the message: "So far I’ve counted 8 Germans in black face. Worst, people are lining up to take pictures with them. Poor form, #Germany. #racism #racists #worldcup"

Fifa have said any evidence of racist behaviour will be investigated with football's governing body rules stating that any fan found guilty of discriminatory behaviour is punishable by "suspension or expulsion".

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