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This Charming Man: The comedy stylings of Joseph S. Blatter
Sepp Blatter’s comments on racism are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the FIFA president and a serious case of foot in mouth disease…
John TerryCommenting on the extra marital affair of that other bastion of likeability, Blatter said: "If this had happened in, let's say, Latin countries then I think he would have been applauded."
Banning draws"Every game should have a winner. When you play cards or any other game, there's always a winner and a loser. We should have the courage to introduce a final decision in every game of football." We're actually not sure this is the worst idea we've ever heard, but moving on...
QatarWhen confronted by the fact that homosexuality is not legal in the 2022 World Cup host country of Qatar, the 75-year-old brushed off any concerns and stated that gay fans should simply "refrain from any sexual activities" during the tournament.
Four quartersBlatter memorably championed the idea of dividing matches into four quarters ahead of the 1994 World Cup in the advertisement-hungry United States. He was ignored, and with good cause.
SlaveryOn the subject of Cristiano Ronaldo's desired move from Manchester United to Real Madrid. "I think in football there's too much modern slavery in transferring players or buying players here and there, and putting them somewhere." Uefa's communications director, William Gaillard, clarified: "It would be useful to remind people that slaves in all of the slavery systems never earned a wage." Quite so.
Women's footballCourting the female vote. "Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball. 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?"
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