Poland vs. England: FIFA investigates allegations of racism


FIFA has launched an investigation into the half-time dispute throughout England’s 1-1 draw with Poland on Wednesday amid allegations by the three lions that Kyle Walker was racistly overwhelmed by Kamil Glik.

Glik gave the impression to be squeezing Walker within the throat in the course of the poorly tempered World Cup qualifier, which in the long run led to a scorching conflict between the 2 units of gamers the place midfielder Harry Maguire was clearly livid about one thing.

Several gamers bought concerned within the melee / Michael Regan / Getty Images

FIFA will now examine the incident to know precisely what occurred and what led to the following melee, and The Mirror notes that they’ll begin by the FA’s allegations of racism from Glik.

FA chiefs Emily Webb and Tony Conniford raised the concern with the fourth official in the course of the match, and whereas England haven’t but launched their allegations, they’ve submitted a report back to FIFA to have the matter investigated.

“The English FA said that a racist remark had been made, but Glik says that is not entirely true,” stated Poland boss Jakub Kwiatkowski. “I know the players and they have not done so and neither would they. We completely deny all allegations of crime.”

Asked concerning the brawl on BBC Radio 5 Live after the match, England supervisor Gareth Southgate stated: “We are attending to grips with what it was.

“A report has been submitted and we want to search out out a little bit extra about what has occurred. At current we’re nonetheless gathering all of the proof so there isn’t a level in me speculating additional.”

During his post-match press convention, he added: “We are attempting to search out out precisely what occurred and after we know extra we are going to let individuals know.”

England gave up a narrow one-goal lead and their 100% record in Group I when Poland equalized in injury time at the end of the match – an often awkward meeting with seven players in total booked.

Harry Kane opened the scoring with a thumping lengthy distance with 20 minutes left, however the three lions have been denied when Damian Szymanski nodded house a Robert Lewandowski put up within the 92nd minute.

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