Norway coach Stale Solbakken has slammed former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, saying the French player has been brainwashed by FIFA.
It comes after the Frenchman recently said Germany’s World Cup protest against alleged human rights issues in Qatar was responsible for their early exit.
According to Solbakken, the Arsenal legend has been “brainwashed” by FIFA where he has been working since leaving his managerial duties at the Emirates.
The 73-year-old coach indicated that Germany’s exit from the group stage in the World Cup in Qatar was the result of a political protest before its defeat by Japan.
Speaking to Norwegian channel TV 2, Solbakken said: “[Wenger] He was somehow brainwashed and is now making even more stupid statements.
“It’s scary with all the people we’ve been looking up to in world football for years.
“There’s a polarization going on right now, and I’m afraid it’s only going to get worse.”
Qatar 2022: FIFA is brainwashing you – Norway coach Solbakken criticizes Arsene Wenger