Selection of notable quotes from FIFA’s Blatter

A selection of notable quotes by FIFA President Sepp


”On the field of play, I deny that there is racism. If you had

a confrontation during the match, you shake hands, and when the

game is over, it is over.” – Blatter in television interview

Wednesday on racism in soccer.

”Crisis? What is a crisis? Football is not in a crisis.” –

Blatter at news conference in May amid FIFA’s worst corruption


”If this had happened in let’s say Latin countries then I think

he would have been applauded.” – Blatter in 2010 on allegations

that England captain John Terry had an affair with teammate Wayne

Bridge’s ex-girlfriend.

”Let’s get women to play in different and more feminine garb

than the men. … in tighter shorts for example.” – Blatter on

women’s soccer clothing in 2004.

”I would say they should refrain from any sexual activities.”

– Blatter on fact that homosexuality is illegal in Qatar, posing

problems for gay visitors during the 2022 World Cup.