FIFA cannot stay silent. While Russian stadiums will be filled with football fans, more than 150 political prisoners fill prisons all over Russia. FIFA must call for their release and fight for the freedom of all those unjustly imprisoned.
For football fans everywhere, we call on FIFA, its leadership, and its member organisations not to be spoilsports; engage with the Russian authorities in a dialogue on the situation of political prisoners and human rights in Russia. Do what is right for the game, and for fair play. Fight for the forgotten!