Posted November 17, 2011 on AP on Fox

405945 08: Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Sepp Blatter, shown on a huge screen, speaks with FIFA members after winning a second four-year term as FIFA president during the 53rd Ordinary FIFA Congress at the Hilton May 29, 2002 in Seoul, South Korea. Blatter received 139 votes to beat African soccer chief Issa Hayatou who received 56 votes. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
''Resign!'' howled Sepp Blatter's critics in England after the FIFA boss spouted ill-timed and offensive views on racism in soccer. Easy. Too easy. It's the sort of thing many people would agree with. But simply saying something is unpleasant doesn't make it go away. That takes action. And, in that regard, soccer has failed. Miserably. It is soccer's own fault that Blatter is still in charge, still able to dismay and infuriate from FIFA's glass fortress in Switzerland. Those who run the global game, the soccer federation officials around the world who, ultimately, are Blatter's electorate, have had umpteen reasons to ditch him or call for his head before this latest episode. But they've stuck by him. So they shoulder responsibility for giving a platform to his views, too. Remember: FIFA member countries awarded Blatter a fourth four-year term just five months ago despite bribery allegations, ugly internal politicking and match-fixing and corruption cases in the sport that have...
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