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
”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.