It seems FIFA’s head honcho Sepp Blatter has a case of foot in mouth syndrome. He has managed to upset and offend pretty much every demographic, race and gender under the sun.
Here’s a countdown of the dumbest words uttered by Football’s most obnoxious figure…
July 2008 - On comparing the transfer of modern footballers to slaves: “I think in football there’s too much modern slavery in transferring players or buying players here and there, and putting them somewhere.”
December 2009 - On the use of technology in Football: “Please do not insist on the technology, the day that the referee takes two captains aside to study monitors and see if something is inside the box or outside is the day the spectators will say no, we are not coming to the game.”
December 2010 - On the concerns of homosexuals travelling to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup: “I would say they should refrain from any sexual activities.”
February 2010 - On John Terry being sacked as captain for scoring Wayne Bridge’s ex: “If this happened in, say, Latin countries, I thnk he would’ve been applauded”
January 2010 - On suggested improvements for Women’s Football: “Tighter shorts, maybe”
Last, but not least, he saved this gem today:
“There is no racism [on the field], but maybe there is a word or gesture that’s not correct. The one affected by this should say this is a game and shake hands. During a match you may say something to someone who’s not looking exactly like you but at end of match it’s forgotten”
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