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Nicklas Bendtner’s fine: UEFA’s approach to racism isn’t hypocritical – it’s all part of the package
Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner has been fined 100,000 euros and banned for one match for showing his pants. A much-retweeted sardonic comment laid it out thus: “UEFA fines: £45,000 Spain 2004 (racism); £16,500 Serbia 2007 (racism); £10,000 Croatia 2008 (racism). €100,000 Bendtner (exposing pants).”
As England supporters, we should scorn at any such deciding factor within football. On so many occasions have we watched our team fall foul at a single kick of a football.
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Two of the Premier League’s biggest stars are alleged to have made racist comments. With these cases pending, it’s easy to see why the Premier League released such a colourless statement.
You see, on one level, what Blatter said can be laughed off as the fumblings of an out-of-touch fool. “Rise above it”, etc. Except you can’t rise above it, and that’s the whole point. Blatter is the top dog.
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