It seems Football and racism are incredibly hard to separate. Especially when the head of FIFA, Sepp Blatter is intent on making ridiculous and prejudiced remarks. In an interview Mr Blatter said: “During a match you may say something to someone who’s not looking exactly like you, but at end of match it’s forgotten.” Claiming that racial abuse, even in the heat of competition on the football pitch can be simply forgotten over a hand shake is ludicrous in its entirety.
His remarks though show a deeper ignorance, they come only shortly after saying that homosexuals should refrain from being open about their sexuality when the world cup goes to Qatar in 2022.
What was truly amazing though was the image that FIFA used on their press release, Mr Blatter, with Tokyo Sexwale. It was the pictorial equivalent of ‘look I have black friends, I can’t be racist!’ Maybe i’m being cynical, but It seems others have the same thoughts, the joy of the internet is the one trend blog.