Poland's Kamil Glik accused of racially abusing Kyle Walker by the FA in England's bad-tempered World Cup qualifier

POLISH defender Kamil Glik has been accused by the Football Association of racially abusing Kyle Walker.

Fifa are investigating allegations of an incident just before half-time of Wednesday’s 1-1 draw in Poland.


Television cameras captured Glik appearing to pinch Walker’s neck directly in front of referee Daniel Siebert.

Harry Maguire reacted furiously following the flashpoint and a complaint was made about Glik’s alleged behaviour at half-time.

Polish FA spokesman Jakub Kwiatkowski said: “The English FA said there had been a racist remark made but Glik says that is completely not true. 

“I know the players and they have not done that and nor would they. We completely deny any allegations of wrongdoing.”

In a statement, Fifa said: “Fifa is in the process of analysing the official match reports of the Fifa World Cup qualifier match between Poland and England. The relevant information will be assessed by the competent disciplinary bodies in order to decide on next steps.”

Glik has also denied any racist behaviour, whether it was words or a gesture.

He said: “There was some scuffle, later I wanted to shake Walker's hand but he didn't accept it. There was some verbal scuffle but nothing more happened there.”

Maguire was raging with Glik in the first half with both players booked by German referee Daniel Siebert.

The racism allegation was made outside the changing rooms at half-time by members of the English FA, including security officer Tony Conniford, to Glik, the Polish FA and the fourth official, Daniel Schlager. 

Glik claimed to the officials that he was pushed several times by Walker, they had a row and the flare-up came from there.

The fourth official called for the Fifa match delegate who took witness statements and insisted that the game should continue.

Fifa will now speak to all the parties concerned whether to take any action.



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