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“Concrete action…” – Raphaël Varane sends FIFA message after claim to stamp out racism in football



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Raphaël Varane has sent a message to FIFA stating that he expects “concrete action” after the organisation claimed they are planning to properly address racism in football.

The Manchester United defender believes that FIFA’s actions will speak louder than their words after FIFA president Gianni Infantino vowed to stamp out racism in football.

With racism still at large within the sport, FIFA president Infantino released a video announcing their plans to tackle the issue at the next FIFA Congress.

However, Varane responded to the video with a clear message. He stated that there are ‘big expectations’ of the organisation, that he will be following the changes closely, and that he hopes that concrete action will be taken.

Varane’s former Real Madrid teammate Vinicius Jr has been at the forefront of the fight against racism in La Liga. The Brazilian winger has experienced vile racism in stadiums in Spain and continues to address the problems.

“Actions speak louder than words,” wrote Varane in response to the video released by FIFA.

“As supporters have big expectations on us to perform, we as players have big expectations of our leaders to use their power for good.

@FIFAcom – we will be following you closely and hoping for concrete action for change.”

This is not the first time that Varane has called out the professional bodies of the sport. At the beginning of the season, the defender highlighted the ‘dangerous’ amount of football after meetings with representatives from the FA.

Since then, there have been an unprecedented amount of injuries at United and other Premier League clubs this season.