Sepp Blatter believes current punishments for racism are “nonsense”   Leave a comment

*rolls eyes at Blatter’s comments* This is rich considering FIFA’s decision to give Russia(2018) and Qatar(2022) World Cup bids; given both countries’ abominable human-rights records Sepp Blatter is the last person you want commenting on whether FIFA punishments for bigotry are severe enough.

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Sepp Blatter has called for FIFA to establish harsher punishments for teams whose fans are found guilty of racism.

At the Football Association’s 150th anniversary gala in London, Blatter declared, “It has been decided by the FIFA congress that it is a nonsense for racism to be dealt with with fines – you can always find money from somebody to pay them. It is a nonsense to have matches played without spectators because it is against the spirit of football and against the visiting team. It is all nonsense.”

So what does he propose?

“What we shall do is be very tough – we need to eliminate teams from a competition or deduct points,” Blatter said. “Only by such decisions is it possible to go against racism and discrimination. If we don’t do that it will go on and go on. We have to stop it – we need the…

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Posted October 27, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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