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As Chelsea’s Terry Sweats And Liverpool’s Suarez Is Charged Over Alleged Racism Sepp Blatter Blames The Victims

by | 16th, November 2011

AS Chelsea’s John Terry waits, the FA move against Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, who allegedly racially abused Manchester United’s Patrice Evra when the clubs met at Anfield on October 15th.

The FA statement reads as follows:

“The FA has today charged Liverpool’s Luis Suarez following an incident that occurred during the Liverpool versus Manchester United fixture at Anfield on 15 October 2011. It is alleged that Suarez used abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour towards Manchester United’s Patrice Evra contrary to FA rules. It is further alleged that this included a reference to the ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race of Patrice Evra. The FA will issue no further comment at this time.”

The alleged word is “nigger”. What do we know of that word?

Suarez says he is innocent. So. what will happen? Well, Fifa wonk Sepp Blatter has a view.

Alan Duffy writes:

Following on from his suggestion that female footballers should wear skimpy outfits to make the game more popular, and that gay people visiting the World Cup finals in Qatar should simply refrain from sexual activity while in the country, the champion of civil rights has now devised an answer to the problem of racism in football, something that is once again in the spotlight.

Speaking on the subject of racism to CNN World Sport, the 75-year-old  said : “‘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.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.”

Yep, the chap who has called you a Yid, a Nigger, a Paki – words loaded with centuries of persecution and discrimination – should be forgiven. The victim should rise above it and embody the kind of values that the abuser can never aspire to. If they fail to shake hands and do the decent thing – the civilised thing – then they are the loser. And one thing the Jew, the Asian, the black and whatever racial minoroity the victim represents can do is fail…

 



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