Thursday, 17 November 2011

Rio in fresh Blatter blast Red Devils defender believes supremo is upsetting the majority

            Rio Ferdinand: Believes Sepp Blatter's views on racism are ignorant

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has continued to hit out at FIFA president Sepp Blatter, claiming his views on racism are ignorant.

Blatter hit the headlines on Thursday by offering the view that a simple handshake between players at the end of a game could resolve any racism on the pitch.
The FIFA chief has since attempted to clarify his position by stating his comments were misunderstood, however, that has done little to quell the response to his initial stance on the issue.
Ferdinand believes that Blatter's support from women in the game is wavering after he called for them to wear skimpier outfits in 2004 to boost interest.
Blatter also took a blasé approach to issues facing gay fans attending the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar where homosexuality is banned, stating they should 'refrain from any sexual activities'.

Ideal arena

Ferdinand remains irate at Blatter, stating that the football pitch is an ideal arena to help stamp out further racism in society.
"To say what you said about racism in football spoke volumes of your ignorance to the subject," Ferdinand wrote on his Twitter account.
"I guess you now have the full support of all the women, gay community plus people against racism in football....
"If we want to stamp out racism in society a football pitch is a good place to start- loved by billions of people around the world."

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