EA Sports has more than once been vehemently opposed to racism by professional players associated with the FIFA series or users behaving inappropriately in voice chat. Still, the problem remains unresolved in the slightly less popular Pro Clubs mode.
It turns out that players give – for example – black players nicknames “banana” or “negro”. Eurogamer also found screens showing club names referring to right-wing extremist organizations.
Also, users give players names referring to known murderers, racists, or even pedophiles – only slightly changing the letters’ arrangement.
One of the Pro Clubs mode users, who Eurogamer contacted, emphasized that even during one session with the game, he came across a team with five vulgar nicknames of players and four racist team names.
It’s nothing new. This has been happening since Pro Clubs has existed, and now it’s only getting worse – said the player who wanted to remain anonymous, fearing the reaction of part of the FIFA 21 community.
Eurogamer contacted Electronic Arts about this. The company representative emphasized that the studio has already banned over 9,000 accounts for racist excesses. EA is also designing new technology to better monitor player behavior.
“We want to constantly improve our efficiency and improve the tools that will allow us to solve this problem, including a new, more advanced method of monitoring and prevention, which will be introduced within a few months.”