BBC joke there is contract to show Fifa president Gianni Infantino at EVERY World Cup game as fans lose patience | The Sun

BBC COMMENTATOR Guy Mowbray joked there is a "contract" to show Fifa president Gianni Infantino on TV at EVERY World Cup game.

Infantino was booed by fans inside the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium after being displayed on the big screen during England's 3-0 win over Wales.




While Fifa have appeared to ditch showing the 52-year-old inside stadiums ever since, Infantino still seems to crop up on TV screens during every game.

His face appears to be put on screen within minutes of kick off.

And yesterday's last-16 clash between Japan and Croatia was no different.

On this occasion commentator Mowbray joked Fifa have it in writing for TV directors to show the controversial president at every World Cup match.

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He said on the BBC after Infantino's face flashed up early into the game: "Contract's in place again.

"Show the president straight away."

While it's not clear if there actually is a contract to show Infantino on TV at every game, fans on social media seem to agree with Mowbray.

One wrote: "Why must we without fail see Gianni Infantino every single game?"

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Another said: "Director making sure we've seen Infantino in his chair. Nice, cheers. Every game."

A third quipped: "First 10 mins of every game there is a shot of Infantino. What is that about?"

And a fourth joked: "Is there a contract that stipulates that Infantino MUST be shown every game?"

Infantino sparked outrage by kicking off the World Cup with an astonishing attack on the “racist” and “hypocritical” West.

Holding the tournament in Qatar in the first place was heavily criticised due to the country's stance on same-sex relationships, its human rights record, and treatment of migrant workers.

Fifa chiefs then threatened seven teams planning on wearing OneLove armbands with "sporting sanctions" if their captains donned the armbands that promote inclusivity and LGBTQ+ rights.

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