The USA has seen widespread demonstrations across the country since the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minnesota last week. It was the latest in a string of incidents in which black suspects have died at the hands of the authorities and one of the officers involved, Derek Chauvin, has since been charged with third-degree murder.
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Borussia Dortmund and England winger Jadon Sancho was one of many Bundesliga stars to show his support for the protests - but picked up a booking after revealing a t-shirt with the slogan 'Justice for George Floyd' after scoring in his side's 6-1 win over Paderborn.
However, far from being punished, Infantino believes that footballers showing support for the demonstrations deserve praise.
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"For the avoidance of doubt, in a FIFA competition the recent demonstrations of players in Bundesliga matches would deserve an applause and not a punishment," he said in a FIFA statement.
"We all must say no to racism and any form of discrimination.
"We all must say no to violence. Any form of violence."
Anti-racism charity Kick It Out have urged black players to take a knee if they wish to demonstrate when the Premier League restarts, echoing the protest made famous by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
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