Mexico Stands In Solidarity With Wales Against Racist Acts
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The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) stands alongside the Football Association of Wales (FAW) after Wales denounced racists acts against their players on social media following a friendly match, which Wales won 1-0.
"We urge fans, the relevant authorities and all those involved in each of the participating countries, to take action against those who commit these types of actions," the FMF said in a statement.
¡Juguemos limpio!En la Federación Mexicana de Fútbol rechazamos enfáticamente todo acto o conducta discriminatoria y nos unimos a la @FAWales haciendo un llamado a todos los involucrados a tomar medidas efectivas en contra de este tipo de manifestaciones.#FMFporNuestroFútbol pic.twitter.com/JsKMcV9N52
— Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (@FMF) March 28, 2021
"In the FMF we emphatically declare ourselves in favor of fair play and respect for the rules and for our opponents. And we are convinced that soccer is a great way to join in favor of these practices," added the highest body of Mexican soccer.
The FAW denounced the racist acts against its players and, in a statement, assured that Welsh authorities had been informed in order to punish the guilty parties.
"Racism and all forms of discriminatory behavior are completely unacceptable and the FAW condemns it utterly. The FAW are in dialogue with South Wales Police to ensure that this type of abhorrent behavior is reported and investigated," it reads.
— FA WALES (@FAWales) March 28, 2021
The Welsh national team's statement did not single out any specific fan, while the FMF's statement explains that the insults came from different parts of the world.
"During and after the match between the national teams of Wales and Mexico on March 27 in Cardiff, various racist and/or discriminatory comments were identified on social networks by some fans from different parts of the world," the FMF described in its statement.