Fifa is taking racism seriously when it comes to the World Cup. The soccer organization is investigating a possible racial discrimination case after photographs circulated of fans with blackface at Germany’s match against Ghana.
The images were posted all over social media Saturday, and shows two men, appearing to be Germany fans, dressed in blackface.
According to the Associated Press, Fifa said that its disciplinary committee is considering opening a case. It will also consider a report by the FIFA match commissioner, Eggert Magnusson of Iceland.
“We do not respect any discriminatory messages.” FIFA spokeswoman Delia Fischer said.
But that’s not the only incident Fifa is currently investigating. In a second incident, a man ran onto the pitch in the second half of the 2-2 draw.
The shirtless fan had an email address and telephone number written on his back. He was ushered away by Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari before being detained by stewards.
Brazil’s organizing committee spokesman Saint-Clair Milesi said the man was reportedly from Poland.
“He came running, charged and jumped over the stewards,” Milesi said. “Such behavior is totally unacceptable. He was taken to the local authorities for the proper measures.”