Thursday, May 28, 2015   

(Football) UEFA to probe Italian federation chief's alleged racism
(08-20 18:42)

European football's governing body UEFA has opened an investigation into an alleged racist comment made by new Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio.
At a public meeting last month, Tavecchio said that "Here we get 'Opti Poba' who previously ate bananas and then suddenly becomes a first-team player at Lazio."

The comments, which appeared to be aimed at France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, sparked controversy in Italy. --AFP   
Other Sports breaking news:
(NBA playoffs) Warriors eliminate Rockets (1 hr 41 mins ago)
U20 World Cup unaffected by FIFA investigation: organizer (2 hrs 23 mins ago)
(NFL) Former 49ers' lineman Ray McDonald arrested again (2 hrs 34 mins ago)
(NHL playoffs) Blackhawks force game seven (2 hrs 35 mins ago)
(Europa League) Sevilla crowned the fourth time (05-28 10:58)
(FIFA graft) Ex-vice president Warner arrested over World Cup selections (05-28 10:57)
(French Open) Federer through to third round (05-27 20:33)
(French Open) Sharapova, Stosur in a hurry (05-27 19:51)
(French Open) All Chinese contenders shown the exit (05-27 17:22)
(NHL playoffs) Rangers force decisive game 7 (05-27 11:34)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.