MOSCOW (Sputnik) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has no right to criticize the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for racism, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said.
"When a politician who refers to women with burkas as mailboxes, then says publicly that he condemns UEFA, (…) do you think he is honest?" Ceferin questioned in an interview with The Mirror.
However, Ceferin admitted the need to intensify the fight against racism in UEFA.
He added that the situation in Europe in general is becoming increasingly tense.
"When you see high politicians, prime ministers, presidents of republics who are racist, who were sexist, you see that something is wrong, … but when politicians start talking, they are not punished," Ceferin said.
In October, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the racist cries of Bulgarian supporters against black English soccer players "infamous" during the qualifying match for Euro 2020 in Sofia that ended England's 6-0 victory.
Johnson also demanded to punish UEFA severely for such behaviors.