World football’s governing body, FIFA, have opened investigation into alleged racist claim that a Spanish player abused England youngster Morgan Gibbs-White during the Under-17 World Cup final in October.
Investigation started after young Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster made the claim while he was being interviewed by The Guardian last week.
The 17-year old spoke about his experience of racism in football as he revealed that he has been racially abused on seven occasions by opponents in games for both club and country.
The seven incidents he talked about include five in the last seven months.
Two of the incidents mentioned by Brewster happened while he was on England duty including the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup final in October which saw England come from behind to beat Spain 5-2.
According to Rhian Brewster, teammate and Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White was called ‘a monkey’ and the Football Association thereafter submitted a complaint about the incident.
Confirming the start of the investigation, a FIFA spokesperson disclosed that the organisation were ‘now analysing and gathering evidence.’