Someone please help us understand this one. The president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, has reportedly said that he doesn’t think racism in football exists. He believes that if disagreements or insults are exchanged on the pitch, they should simply be settled with a handshake and forgotten about.
Blatter told CNN:

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.

What is he smoking? In the last month alone there have been two publicised cases of racism, with allegations being made against John Terry and Luis Suarez.

We weren’t the only ones surprised with these comments. On Wednesday footballers took to their Twitter accounts to have their say on the matter:!/StanCollymore/status/136850736049950720

Rio Ferdinand had a bit of a rant, but we don’t blame him since his brother Anton was subject to racial abuse from John Terry.

What do you think of Sepp Blatter’s comments?