Sepp Blatter: ‘Shake hands with racists. It’s only a game’
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has offered some advice to players who fall victim to racist abuse on the pitch.
In his own inimitable style, Sepp suggested that anyone who experiences racism on the pitch should shake hands with their opponent and accept that football is a game.
He said: “There is no racism, there is maybe one of the players towards another, 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 that this is a game. We are in a game, and at the end of the game, we shake hands, and this can happen, because we have worked so hard against racism and discrimination.
“I think the whole world is aware of the efforts we are making against racism and discrimination. And on the field of play sometimes you say something that is not very correct, but then at the end of the game, the game is over and you have the next game where you can behave better.”
So don’t rock the boat, folks: shake hands with a racist today.