FIFA boss Infantino in selfie row wakes Pele | Football news

PARIS: FIFA chief Gianni Infantino insists on Wednesday he will never be disrespectful Pellet when he was criticized for a photo call when the Brazilian legend woke up.
Infantino posed for selfies with some of Pele’s former teammates on Monday right next to the three-time World Cup champion’s open coffin.
The Swiss player said he took this photo when Pele’s friends couldn’t seem to control their mobile phones.
“I took the phone of one of them and took a picture of all of us for him,” Infantino insisted.
“If helping Pele’s teammates generates criticism, I’m happy to accept it and will continue to help whenever possible for those who have contributed to the writing of Pele’s legendary pages.” football.
“I have so much respect and admiration for Pele and yesterday’s ceremony that I would never do anything disrespectful of any kind,” Infantino said.
Brazil gave Pele a strong start to a long day of waking up at Santos Stadium.
Santos said more than 230,000 people attended the 24-hour wake him up at the Vila Belmiro stadium.
At the funeral, a more somber tone is set as Pele’s tearful widow, Marcia Cibele Aoki, is hugged by newly sworn-in president Lula as equally emotional.
Pele died on Thursday at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer.


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