Remember the video I posted yesterday of the football friendly between Kuwait & Lebanon that resulted to violence and dozens of machine gun warning shots fired into the air? Posting some updates & FIFA’s reaction after the jump!
Basically FIFA, as of the time of writing of the article from Goal.com, has decided to turn a blind eye the the incident. Highlights from the article The ‘friendly’ that evolved into a brawl with gunfire – Fifa turn a blind eye to chaos between Kuwait & Lebanon – Goal.com below.
The clash occurred after 83 minutes of the match when Kuwait’s Waleed Ali, with his team leading 6-0, came to blows with Lebanon’s Abbas Attawi after alleged insulting comments made by the Lebanese player.
There has been criticism from Kuwait that there wasn’t sufficient security in the stadium, given the political tension between the two nations. As the forces were so outnumbered and unable to keep a lid on the situation, they chose to fire their guns.
However, there’s been little said of the incident in the press in the western world, nor from Fifa, who distanced themselves from the event when contacted by Goal.comon Tuesday.
“International friendly matches are organised directly by the national associations concerned under their responsibility,” a Fifa spokesperson replied. “At the time of writing, Fifa has not received any official report regarding the match, and we are therefore not in a position to comment on this match.”
Gosh. I am surprised. As the world governing body of football should they not ensure safety of players and fans all over the world by not allowing something like this to happen again, by example? Hmmm…. what are your thoughts on this? Have there been any updates from FIFA? If you know of any, do leave me a comment! Thanks!
- Click here for more details on the story from Goal.com.
- Click here to view videos of the brawl & gunfire