Well the guy is Swiss so perhaps he is just a little bit cuckoo! The man who famously started out in football as the President of the Zurich Brown Shirts has put his jack booted foot well and truly in it this time. With Suarez charged for allegedly repeatedly using the N word to Evra and Terry under investigation for calling Anton black - just want to sit those two alongside one another for context - Mein Fuhrer Blatter thinks racism isn't an issue in football and can be resolved by a hand shake at the end of a game!
Never mind the monkey chants on the terraces in Spain! Never mind the unbridled racism that we are almost certainly going to witness in Poland and the Ukraine this summer! Never mind the Kick Racism out of Football campaign! According to Blatter, 'During a match you may say something to somebody who is not exactly looking like you but at the end... it's forgotten.' And what might that something be, I wonder? Nigger, monkey, Pakki, coon, wog, Juden pig? They can all be forgotten with a handshake can they? What planet is this guy on exactly?
Blatter was born in 1936. He lived through the Second World War. I know the Swiss were happy to act as the Nazis' bankers but you would have thought that he might understand that racism is slightly more serious than simple name calling in a game. I have defended Terry but would want to see Suarez thrown out of English football if he is guilty of directing the N word repeatedly at Evra. There is NO place in the game for that sort of foul, malicious, premeditated racism.
Septic Bladder should go. This wasn't a gaffe, it was the sincerely held view of a racist.