QPR have demanded answers from Fifa after their on-field racism complaint to world chiefs went MISSING.
The Rangers youth team walked off the pitch when they were subjected to racist abuse during a game in Spain against Seville-based Nervion last month.
Coach Paul Furlong backed his players’ decision — after the Spanish ref refused to intervene following a number of complaints made to him during the game.
Rangers insist they contacted Fifa on two occasions over the “despicable” behaviour of Nervion.
Within days, after Fifa issued a statement promising to “look into the matter”, the Andalusian Football Federation vowed to investigate.
Six weeks later, Rangers have heard nothing from either body, prompting SunSport to ask Fifa about the process of the case.
A Fifa spokesperson said: “At the time of writing, FIFA hasn’t received any information in relation to this matter.
“Should we receive such information, for example a claim or through an official report including this issue we will look into the matter.”
That response left Rangers scratching their head and an urgent probe was launched to ensure the club had not made an error.
And now club chief executive Lee Hoos has written a fresh letter to Fifa to ask what has gone wrong with the world governing body’s processes.
Rangers have confirmed they made their original contact with Fifa to register their complaint on August 15.
Eight days later, the club’s safeguarding manager Janet Barr wrote two follow-up letters, one to Fifa’s “Dedicated Disciplinary Contact” email address and the other sent to the Deputy Secretary of Fifa’s Disciplinary Committee, Alexander Jacobs.
Rangers were awaiting the outcome of both the Fifa and Andalusian probes.
Now chief executive Hoos has written a strongly-worded letter on the back of the Fifa response to SunSport, demanding a swift answer and an explanation for what has happened.
The mess-up will embarrass Fifa after President Gianni Infantino went on to the stage at The Best awards in Milan on Monday to declare: “Racism is not acceptable. We have to kick it out, once and for all, from football and society.”
Fifa also waded into another Italian row after the head of Italy’s Olympic Committee, Giovanni Malago, said: “Booing a black player is bad but not as bad as diving to win a penalty.”
Fatma Samoura, Fifa’s general secretary, asked to respond to those comments, replied: “The time for change has come and all together we must aim to root racism out of society.
“Racism should be locked underground with no possibility for anyone to access it.”