Blatter, Suarez And The Increasingly Muddled Racism Debate


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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3 Responses

  1. Yinka Oyesanya says:

    The Football Association in England have, over the years, done a magnificent job in ridding football in England of racism. Unfortunately for all that hard word and effort, Tony Blair’s New Labour Government came to power in 1997 and that was the beginning of the end of all that hard work. Tony Blair’s New Labour Government were very intent on allowing for this form of racism to be reintroduced into to society; and because of such ignorance, we have had a race riot in August 2011 which the present Government is refusing to acknowledge. This problem has now returned to football. If Sepp Blatter is operating on the same ignorant level as these odious politicians, his action will one day trigger off riots at football games in this country again. I think the BBC should go through their archives and sit some of these ignorant people down to watch some of the horror shows displayed in some of the football games back in the 1970’s and 80’s. Credit to Rio Ferdinand for standing up to Sepp Blatter. I hope the present day generation of footballers around the world rally behind Rio and ask for Sepp Blatter to stand down. His pig ignorance to racism is not what we need in present day football.

  2. Mateus says:

    Just two small corrections: you say he has been president of FIFA for nine years, and it’s way more than that! And if I’m not mistaken the interview was for Al Jazeera, not CNN.

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