Posted on February 19, 2023

Brazil Confederation May Punish Acts of Racism With Points Deductions

Reuters, February 15, 2023

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has the right to sanction teams whose employees or fans commit acts of racism with the loss of points, according to the league’s statute {snip}


“The fight against racism is in a hurry. {snip} We decided to go further with punishments and we can even take away points from a club in one of our competitions,” CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues said.


As the first Black man to lead the CBF in more than 100 years of the organisation’s history, Rodrigues considers the fight against discrimination in football to be one of his priorities.

The CBF is the first ruling body in the world to adopt such a measure.