Fifa decision to disband anti-racism task force ‘shameful’, says Prince Ali
• Kick It Out also dismayed by world football’s governing body’s decision
• Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura says zero-tolerance policy still in place
Fifa has been widely criticised for abolishing its anti-racism task force less than two years before the Russia 2018 World Cup, forcing the new secretary general, Fatma Samoura, to defend its record on the issue in her first major speech.
It emerged on Friday that the task force, set up in 2013 by the disgraced former Fifa president Sepp Blatter in the wake of a furore when he suggested the issue could be solved with a handshake, has been disbanded because Fifa said it had achieved its objectives.