FERW firmly supports the recent arrest of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) coach, Christophe Galtier, over allegations of racism. FERW stands united in its commitment to eradicating racism from the beautiful game and ensuring a safe and inclusive environment for all players, regardless of their race or ethnicity.

The arrest of Christophe Galtier follows an ongoing investigation into racism allegations at his former club. As part of the investigation, Galtier and his son, John Valovic-Galtier, were questioned and taken into custody on Friday. While Galtier’s son was subsequently released without charge, Galtier himself has been referred to the public prosecutor’s office and is set to stand trial in Nice on 15 December.

FERW applauds the actions taken by the authorities to address these serious allegations. The organization firmly believes in holding individuals accountable for their actions, especially those in positions of influence within the football community. Racism has no place in football or any other aspect of society, and it is essential that those responsible for perpetuating discriminatory behavior are held responsible.

The allegations against Galtier include psychological harassment and discrimination. If found guilty, he could face severe consequences, including a maximum prison sentence of three years and a significant fine. FERW supports a thorough and fair trial, ensuring that justice is served and setting a strong precedent against racism within the sport.

FERW stands in solidarity with the victims who have suffered from racism and discrimination in football. We firmly believe that addressing such issues requires collective efforts from all stakeholders in the football industry, including clubs, players, coaches, and governing bodies. FERW encourages continued vigilance and action to foster a truly inclusive and diverse football community.

Racism not only tarnishes the reputation of the sport but also deeply impacts the lives and well-being of individuals targeted by discrimination. FERW remains committed to raising awareness, promoting dialogue, and advocating for policies and measures that combat racism in football.

FERW would like to express its appreciation for the ongoing investigation carried out by the authorities and their commitment to addressing racism within the sport. By tackling such issues head-on, we can strive towards a future where every player, regardless of their background, feels welcome and respected in the world of football.

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