Daily Soccer Quote: English Football Association’s Statement on Luis Suarez Racism Charge

“An independent regulatory commission has found a charge of misconduct against Luis Suarez proven, and have issued a suspension for a period of eight matches as well as fining him £40,000, pending appeal.”

~ English Football Association, 20 December 2011

A strong statement of intent in the fight against racism in football.

Soccer Quote of the Day: Sepp Blatter on Racism

“I would deny it. 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.”

~ Sepp Blatter, Tuesday, November 16, 2011

 

Sepp Blatter, the 75 year old President of FIFA, is arguably one of the most powerful and byzantine rulers in the world. When asked if racism is a problem on the field of play, he denied it.