FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has come out with another astonishing statement – this time saying that racism is not an issue on a football pitch and all that took place during the 90 minutes on the pitch can be forgiven with a handshake at the end. No, really, he did say that.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has already made a comment on his Twitter account, stating that he was “astonished” by Sepp’s comments on racism:
Rio’s brother, Anton is currently involved in a case that reopened the books on racism in football when John Terry was caught on camera for seemingly shouting racist comments towards the Queens Park Rangers defender. Neil Warnock’s defence of his player, stating he plays like Franz Beckenbauer was hilarious.
These latest, foolish comments made by the FIFA President is just one of a long list of ridiculous comments made over the years during his reign. Here is a couple of Sepp Blatter’s stupidest quotes since he came into power:
Sepp Blatter Quotes
1. “Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball. They could, for example, have tighter shorts. Female players are pretty, if you excuse me for saying so, and they already have some different rules to men – such as playing with a lighter ball. That decision was taken to create a more female aesthetic, so why not do it in fashion?”
2. “I think in football there’s too much modern slavery in transferring players or buying players here and there, and putting them somewhere.” (regarding Manchester United’s efforts to prevent Real Madrid poaching Cristiano Ronaldo)
3. “I could understand it if it had happened in Africa, but not in Italy.” (regarding match-fixing)
4. “I would say they should refrain from any sexual activities.” (his advice to homosexuals travelling to Qatar 2022)
5. “There is no systematic corruption in FIFA. That is nonsense. We are financially clean and clear.”
The above quote relates to the reason why Sepp Blatter currently remains in the job and why he’s probably not going anywhere fast in the future.
Will Sepp Blatter resign? No. Will he get overthrown? No. He’s too powerful. He will likely see out his current tenure because he sticks up for and covers all of his scrooges who were accused of taking payments during the last World Cup voting. In exchange, they back him.
Expect to hear a lot about this story in the news over the coming hours and days. Expect to hear a lot of current and former black professional footballers interviewed in the recent days. And expect Sepp Blatter to be handing over the Champions League trophy to this season’s winners at the Allianz Arena in May. He’s not going anywhere… unfortunately.