Sepp Blatter downplays racism
GENEVA -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter faced a wave of criticism Wednesday after downplaying racism on the soccer field, saying players involved in such clashes should settle things with a handshake.
His comments in a TV interview sparked a backlash in England, where two top players are being investigated for racially insulting opponents during recent Premier League games. Blatter quickly issued a statement, insisting he had been "misunderstood," but by then he had already drawn heavy condemnation ...
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