Football: Italian FA president banned by UEFA


Carlo Tavecchio, the president of the Italian football federation (FIGC), has been banned for six months by European football governing body UEFA for making racist remarks. The 71-year-old president sparked debates as during his election campaign last July he referred to "eating bananas" in the context of a discussion about foreign players. After the controversy he apologised for his remarks.

The ban prevents Tavecchio from holding any Uefa position and he will also be barred from the next UEFA congress in March 2015. The ban will also relieve him of his duties as a member of UEFA's youth and amateur football committee. UEFA have also ordered him to "organise a special event in Italy aimed at increasing awareness against racism".

Despite the ban Tavecchio will continue as head of the FIGC as the federation's internal prosecutor dropped the inquiry over the comment last month. Tavecchio was elected as president in August, beating former AC Milan midfielder Demetrio Albertini. After former Juventus and Nigeria player Sunday Oliseh described it as "a dark day for football".

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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Snoop

    9/10/14

    Good decision, black players are avoiding Italy because of the racism, that is even worse when you hear something like that from president of the Italian football federation... He should be banned for football, six monthes is not enough... Big shame for Carlo Tavecchio, and shame for people that have voted for him, he should be good example...

  • The Netherlands Johnajax

    11/10/14

    I agree with that. You have example in NBA whe president and owner of LA clippers in call with girlfriend tell that he don't want black man on clipers game, and adam silver was punish him and banned him for life from nba... he must sell clipers. I think that by now this problem should be behind us

  • Serbia mico.femic.1

    4/11/14

    Good decision, black players are avoiding Italy because of the racism, that is even worse when you hear something like that from president of the Italian football federation... He should be banned for football, six monthes is not enough... Big shame for Carlo Tavecchio, and shame for people that have voted for him, he should be good example...

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