FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been criticized for taking a selfie at the funeral of three-time world champion Pele.
Photos of his actions appeared on the network.
“Pele’s teammates asked to take a selfie of all of us together, but they didn’t know how to do it. So I took the phone from one of them and took a picture of all of us.
I have so much respect and admiration for Pelé and yesterday’s ceremony that I would never do anything disrespectful,” Infantino wrote on social media.
Let’s remember that the Brazilian died on December 29 of cancer. In September 2021, the former player underwent surgery to remove a malignant tumor in his colon. Then came the information that the chemotherapy was no longer helping him.
Pele was the only three-time world champion, IOC Athlete of the Century, FIFA Player of the Century and 1968 Golden Boot winner.
During his career, the forward played 1,363 games and scored 1,281 goals.