FIFA has registered 45 cases of sexist harassment , 15 of them to journalists, during the World Cup in Russia, the body said Wednesday during the panel discussion on Diversity and Anti-discrimination presented at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow .
“So far, we have recorded 30 cases of sexism, mostly Russian women who were approached by fans from other countries , and there were another 15 cases of harassment of journalists, this number can be ten times higher, but many are not registered, “said Piara Powar, executive director of FARE, the entity commissioned by FIFA to monitor discrimination and racism in football.
These fans were removed from the FAN ID , the identification that the fans need and that actually works as a visa, which means, in practice, their expulsion from the country.
” These cases were recorded outside the stadiums and we know about them through the media or social networks, which allow us to monitor in a better way,” said Federico Addiechi, president of the FIFA Commission for Diversity and Anti-Discrimination.
To combat the harassment, the Mother House of Soccer ordered the official television and asked the television networks that broadcast the World Cup matches to stop focusing women in the stands during the matches .
Something similar to what happens in Iran. In the Asian country the parties arrive a few seconds later, since first the transmission goes through a study that eliminates any image in which women can be seen in the stands , since in Iran it is forbidden to enter the stadiums in male sports events.