Polish FA denies allegations of racism


The Polish Football Association has strongly denied accusations of racism from midfielder Kamil Glik throughout Wednesday’s 1-1 draw towards England.

Glik clashed with Kyle Walker at half-time and triggered a quarrel between all of the gamers on the pitch, and it later emerged that the English FA believed {that a} racist remark from the Polish defender was the spark of all of it.

FIFA is investigating the matter after the racism allegations had been reported to the fourth official at half-time, however the Polish FA has printed with the dismissal of the allegations.

“I have spoken to our players and they completely deny that there was any racism,” Polish FA spokesman Jakub Kwiatkowski instructed Sky Sports News.

“It was a normal football incident. Passions were very high. There was a bit of a push between Glik and Walker at a free kick. There was a lot of excitement and some push but no racism.

“We had some discussions with the fourth official about this at half time and I talked to the gamers and so they instructed me there was no racism.”

Glik himself has already done his best to cool the tension around the event and told TVP (via The Independent): “It was a typical discipline bounce. It all began with a free kick for us.

“It was a battle for position, a quarrel. I tried to shake Walker’s hand, but he would not take it. It was an oral quarrel, nothing more happened. ”

Former Poland international and current UEFA vice-president Zbigniew Boniek also took issue with the situation and joined Glik in blaming Walker for refusing to shake hands.

“First they kneel after which Walker watches [Glik] with contempt and doesn’t wish to shake Kamil’s hand “, Boniek wrote on Twitter.” Total hypocrisy, that is the place it began. “

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