Found November 16, 2011 on ESPN:
PLAYERS: Sepp Blatter
With several top soccer players facing allegations they made racially abusive comments at opponents on the field, FIFA President Sepp Blatter sparked an angry reaction on Wednesday by suggesting such incidents could settled with handshakes.

Column: Blame Blatter? Blame soccer, too

''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...

Selection of notable quotes from Sepp Blatter

A selection of notable quotes by FIFA President Sepp Blatter: --- ''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 football. --- ''I would say they should refrain from any sexual activities...

FIFA chief Blatter urged to stand down

UK Sports Minister Hugh Robertson and Professional Footballers' Association chief Gordon Taylor have led the calls for Sepp Blatter to resign in the wake of the FIFA president's controversial comments on racism. Blatter whipped up a storm on Wednesday by claiming that racism in football does not exist, and that any altercations on the pitch where racist language is used...

Sepp Blatter's claims provoke outrage

FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Wednesday night provoked a furious backlash after claiming racist abuse between players on the pitch should be settled by a handshake. On a day when the Football Association charged Liverpool's Luis Suarez with racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra, and with a racism investigation against John Terry still going on, in two television...

Blatter facing calls to resign after comments

A British government minister has called on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to resign following his comments downplaying racism in soccer.

Warnock calls for Blatter´s head

QPR manager Neil Warnock has slammed FIFA president Sepp Blatter over comments in relation to the row surrounding racism in...

Anti-racism organization Kick It Out dubs FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s comments ‘worryingly out of touch’ (

The campaign which strives for equality in soccer has condemned the 75-year-old's comments, after he suggested that racial discrimination should be resolved with a handshake

Blatter faces calls to resign in racism furor

With his organization still reeling from corruption allegations, FIFA President Sepp Blatter faced calls for his resignation Thursday after saying that racial abuse on the soccer field could be settled by a handshake and quickly forgotten.

British minister: Sepp Blatter 'should go'

A British government minister has called on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to resign following his comments downplaying racism in soccer.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter apologizes but insists that he won't resign amid racism controversy (

The Swiss vows to continue his fight to beat racism in the game and once again expressed his regret and sorrow that his remarks caused problems.

FIFA leader Blatter: 'Sorry' for racism remarks

Trying to stem the uproar caused by his comments on racism, FIFA President Sepp Blatter expressed regret Friday for causing offense to anyone but stopped short of a full apology and rejected calls to resign.

Britain up in arms, rest of world says little

LONDON (AP) -For two days, Britain has been up in arms over Sepp Blatter.

Beckham blasts Blatter

David Beckham has blasted FIFA president Sepp Blatter for his recent comments on racism within football. Beckham, 36, has won...
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