Monday, 18 February, 2019

FIFA Ask Broadcasters To Reduce Shots Of Attractive Female Fans

FIFA Ask Broadcasters To Reduce Shots Of Attractive Female Fans World Cup marred by "significant" sexism outside the stadium
Cary Erickson | 13 July, 2018, 13:14

"FIFA will take action against things that are wrong - we've done it with individual broadcasters".

But he then said Federation Internationale de Football Association had told its broadcast service to stop zooming in on "hot women" in the crowd and had been monitoring what the various national rights-holders were doing, too.

The World Cup has been marred by an estimated 300 cases of sexism on the streets tarnishing an otherwise positive tournament, the head of an anti-discrimination group said on Tuesday.

There have also been multiple cases of female reporters being groped and kissed by male fans during live broadcasts.

ESPN reports that the policy is a result of sexism and harassment being a bigger problem than racism.

The Russian FA's diversity officer Alexey Smertin, the former Chelsea midfielder, said FAN-IDs - which are similar to the identification cards Margaret Thatcher proposed as a solution to English hooliganism in the 1980s - will be used in domestic football in Russia from next season.

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Wetsuits and scuba gear still hung along a walkway at the entrance Wednesday, waiting to be sorted by Thai Navy officials. The first photographs of the boys recovering in a Chiang Rai hospital were released Wednesday.

Still, FIFA did impose fines during the tournament on soccer federations including Serbia, Russia and Poland for racist, nationalist and offensive banners displayed by fans at games.

FIFA's warning comes ahead of the World Cup final between France and Croatia which is due to kick off at 1am (AEST).

This isn't the first time the obsessive focus on scantily clad female fans has been called out. All were young women.

In 2017 he took charge of the FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final fixture between Germany and Mexico. The only scantily clad bodies on show are covered in colourful body paint.

After Horacio Elizondo in 2006, he becomes the second Argentinian referee to officiate a World Cup Final.