Sunday 20 November 2022 02:20 PM FIFA boss Gianni Infantino pictured with hair after rant about bullying for ... trends now

Sunday 20 November 2022 02:20 PM FIFA boss Gianni Infantino pictured with hair after rant about bullying for ... trends now
Sunday 20 November 2022 02:20 PM FIFA boss Gianni Infantino pictured with hair after rant about bullying for ... trends now

Sunday 20 November 2022 02:20 PM FIFA boss Gianni Infantino pictured with hair after rant about bullying for ... trends now

This is the first picture of FIFA boss Gianni Infantino with hair after his bizarre rant in which he claimed to know how it felt to be discriminated as he was 'ginger'.

The World Cup boss – branded the World Cup wally after his 60 minute monologue on Saturday – sparked fury when he tried to defend hosts Qatar on the eve of the tournament kick off.

Infantino, 52, sparked a furious backlash with his ludicrous outburst where he said:' I have strong feelings. Today I feel Qatari, I feel Arab, I feel African, I feel gay. I feel disabled. I feel a migrant worker.'

He added he knew what it was like to be discriminated because he was 'bullied for his red hair and freckles as a child'.

The picture of Swiss born Infantino was taken at a family gathering and given to a local news programme in his home country for a documentary after he was appointed president of FIFA in 2016.

This is the first picture of FIFA boss Gianni Infantino with hair after his bizarre rant in which he claimed to know how it felt to be discriminated as he was 'ginger'

This is the first picture of FIFA boss Gianni Infantino with hair after his bizarre rant in which he claimed to know how it felt to be discriminated as he was 'ginger'

The World Cup boss – branded the World Cup wally after his 60 minute monologue on Saturday – sparked fury when he tried to defend hosts Qatar on the eve of the tournament

The World Cup boss – branded the World Cup wally after his 60 minute monologue on Saturday – sparked fury when he tried to defend hosts Qatar on the eve of the tournament

In the item his cousin Renato Vitetta even revealed his mother had nicknamed him 'little rebel' as he grew up in the Swiss town of Brig close to the Italian border where his father worked at the railway station.

He added:' I remember when we used to go back to Italy to visit relatives in Reggio Calabria we would play football on the beach which was his favourite sport and he would get told off because we would sometimes hit a wayward ball towards a holidaymakers. Let's just say he wasn't the best player.

'He was always lively and he enjoyed having fun and I remember his mop of red hair and his mother nicknamed him 'little rebel', he was always good fun to be with.'

But father of four Infantino's sense of 'fun' has been questioned in recent days after growing criticism of Qatar as the World Cup venue because of its appalling human rights record.

Being gay in Qatar is illegal and thousands of migrant workers have died in the run up to the tournament in construction site

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