Sepp Blatter, the ruling czar of soccer, is in hot water after saying there is no racism in the sport. His most outrageous statement was that anything said on the pitch was heat of the moment and that the players should just shake hands later. All this happened as English player John Terry is accused of uttering racist remarks against Anton Ferdinand during a game.
Terry, the Chelsea defender, 31, is said to have called Ferdinand a "f****** black c***" during a stormy Premier League match against QPR last month.
Terry strenuously denies making racist remarks and insists his words have been taken out of context. Anton, 26, said he did not hear the alleged comment at the time but was alerted to it after the final whistle.
Terry's alleged remarks are being taken so seriously that police are considering filing charges. Another English Premier League player, Luis Suarez, is also accused of making racist remarks. But Blatter initially said it was much ado about nothing, telling CNN:
'I would deny it,' he said. 'There is no racism, there is maybe one of the players towards another, he has a word or a gesture which is not the correct one, but also the one who is affected by that, he should say that this is a game.
'We are in a game, and at the end of the game, we shake hands, and this can happen.
'On the field of play sometimes you say something that is not very correct, but then at the end of the game you have the next game where you can behave better.'
A firestorm then erupted, with Blatter being condemned by the likes of British Prime Minister David Cameron and player David Beckham. On Friday, he changed his tune and apologized for his remarks and said there should be "zero tolerance" for any racist comments. He said it was a "good lesson" for him. BS. He's is feeling some serious heat and is doing damage control.
This is not the first time this clown has put his foot in his mouth. He suggested women players should wear tighter shorts. And his solution for gay fans wanting to travel to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal? Don't have sex.