Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 4 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Racism is ‘a devil,’ says FIFA chief Blatter
November 22, 2012
 Print    Send to Friend

LONDON: FIFA president Sepp Blatter has described racism in football as “a devil” a year after sparking outrage with controversial remarks that appeared to play down the problem.

In an interview with the London Evening Standard on Tuesday, he again underlined his stance on racism, saying a simple handshake was not enough.

“What you can do by a handshake is try to make peace,” Blatter was quoted as saying.

“You cannot eradicate racism by a handshake. To eradicate this devil is an educational problem.

“The problem is, if the school is not educating, if the family is no longer educating, sport must educate.

“But sport cannot do everything.”

The Swiss was widely criticised in Britain last November when in an interview with CNN he denied there was racism in the sport and said any incidents could be settled by a handshake.

Blatter issued a statement clarifying his remarks shortly afterwards following criticism from the likes of former England captain David Beckham and defender Rio Ferdinand.

Reuters
 

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Sneijder saves Netherlands blushes; Italy held as Bale shines in Wales’ win
AMSTERDAM: The Netherlands and Italy needed late equalisers to earn draws in Euro 2016 qualifying on Saturday, while Gareth Bale inspired Wales to a fine win in Israel th..
Neymar shines as Brazil rally to beat France
PARIS: A fine finish from captain Neymar helped secure a come-from-behind 3-1 win for Brazil over France in a friendly in Paris on Thursday as they maintained their perfe..
RED KNIGHTS CROWNED CHAMPS
ABU DHABI: In a thriller of a match Dubai club Al Ahli defeated Al Ain by a solitary goal to lift their third Arabian Gulf Super Cup trophy at the Mohamed Bin Zayed stadi..
Australia hold Germany as World Cup hangover concerns coach Loew
KAISERSLAUTERN: Eight months after the champagne corks popped following their World Cup triumph in Rio de Janeiro, head coach Joachim Loew has cause for concern as German..
Spain, England rely on young players for Euro 2016 campaign
LONDON: A rejuvenated Spain recommence their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign at home to Ukraine in Seville on Friday, while the prospect of seeing Harry Kane make his debut..
 
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright