Them’s fightin’ words. You wanna t’row hands, Sepp?
FIFA prez Sepp Blatter has countered claims football’s governing body is riddled with corruption by suggesting the English are bad losers with a particularly severe case of sour grapes.
Joseph announced yesterday:
To be honest, I was surprised by all the English complaining after the defeat.
England, of all people, the motherland of fair play ideas. [Erm, when was that decided?]
Now some of them are showing themselves to be bad losers. You can’t come afterwards and say ’so and so promised to vote for England’. The results are known. The outcome came out clearly.
On Qatar, the 74-year-old said:
I really sense in some reactions a bit of the arrogance of the Western world of Christian background.
Some simply can’t bear it if others get a chance for a change.
What can be wrong if we start football in regions where this sport demonstrates a potential which goes far beyond sport?
There is no systematic corruption in FIFA. That is nonsense.
We are financially clean and clear.
We need to improve our image. We also need to clarify some things within FIFA.
Readers – your thoughts?