World Cup Gianni Infantino BARI, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 02: FIFA President Gianni Infantino attends FIFA First “offline” VAR test press conference at Stadio San Nicola on September 2, 2016 in Bari, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

This week, FIFA president Gianni Infantino won his re-election to a final term as the organization’s leader – while running unopposed, to be clear – and he celebrated with quite a wild and rather offensive statement during his speech to the FIFA Congress.

This year’s FIFA Congress took place in Kigali, Rwanda. And according to soccer reporter Matt Slater of The Athletic, Infantino had some controversial comments to open his speech, comparing his rise to FIFA’s presidency to the country’s rise from genocide, in an extremely tone-deaf attempt to connect with the local audience.

“Man of destiny Gianni Infantino opens the FIFA Congress in Kigali by comparing his victory in 2016 FIFA presidential election to Rwanda’s recovery from genocide,” Matt Slater said in a tweet.

Naturally, these comments drew quite a bit of attention and criticism from the soccer world, who offered plenty of reactions on Twitter.

Infantino has become notorious for his controversial and tone-deaf comments. At the World Cup, he infamously deflected criticism of Qatar for its human rights violations, claimed that he knew about discrimination because he had red hair, and suggested that the next World Cup could be held in Iran amid a cultural revolution for their treatment of women.

It’s worth noting, this will be his final term as the organization’s president.

[Matt Slater]