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Abou-Rida: Roma won’t participate in ‘Truth for Regeni’ campaign

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FIFA Executive Committee member Hany Abou-Rida insists that Roma will refrain from participating in the campaign demanding justice for Giulio Regeni, the Italian student murdered in Egypt.

The Italian Parliament’s Human Rights Committee has obliged all Seria A and Serie B teams to raise banners demanding disclosure of the truth about Regeni’s murder, which took place in Egypt.

Speaking to Sada El-Balad Channel, Abou-Rida said that Roma had asked not to participate in the campaign.

READ: Italian Football Federation to hold ‘Truth for Regeni’ campaign

“Roma asked the Italian Football Federation not to participate in the campaign so as to avoid putting in a difficult position, and the Italian Football Federation has approved the request,” he said.

“I spoke with Salah personally, and he confirmed the news,” he added.

He then concluded his remarks by saying that the action of the Italian Football Federation do not show any sign of disrespect or racism.

“The campaign imposed by the Italian Football Federation does not violate any rules set by FIFA. This campaign doesn’t show any racism or discrimination against a person or a country,” he concluded.

The campaign will be held between the 23rd and 25th of April, during the 35th round of the 2015/16 Serie A season.

Mohammed Salama is a 20-year-old who fell in love with football since Egypt's AFCON final match against Ivory Coast! Strangely enough an Al Ahly and Al Masry fan locally. In addition, he's a hardcore Bayern Munich supporter.

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