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7-9 September 2012
Brussels Games

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26-28 October 2012
Bern, Switzerland

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13-16 June 2013
IGLFA Euro Cup
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sepp Blatter comedy tour continues: "No racism on football pitches"

A message to Sepp Blatter: leave comedy to the professionals. After his hilarious (not) "joke" that homosexuals who fear persecution in Qatar (Blatter's choice of host for the 2022 World Cup) should just knock off the shirtlifting, he's made another attempt at humor (we guess that's what he was doing) by claiming that there is no racism on football pitches, and if there is anything approaching racism, the victims should just shake hands with the racists and make nice. Or something. It's kind of hard to follow nonsense humor.

From CNN World Sport:

CNN) -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter has told CNN he believes there is no on-field racism in football and that players who think they have been abused should simply say "this is a game."
The head of world soccer insisted FIFA had been tireless in their efforts to combat the specter of racism in football but suggested any player who is abused during a game should shake hands with their opponent upon the final whistle and move on.

The football authorities in England are currently dealing with two high-profile allegations of player-on-player racism, involving Chelsea and England captain John Terry and Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez. Both players deny the claims.

When asked by CNN World Sport anchor Pedro Pinto if racism exists on the field of play Blatter said: "I would deny it.

"There is no racism, there is maybe one of the players towards the other, he has a word or a gesture which is not the correct one, but also the one who is affected by that, he should say it's a game, we are in a game. At the end of the game, we shake hands, this can happen, because we have worked so hard against racism and discrimination."

Read in full HERE.

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