The beauty of football – unlike any other sport – is it’s accessibility for all. One only needs a ball and one can play football. Jumpers for goal posts as they say.
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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.
England might be a declining football power, but we’re world beaters when it comes to lecturing foreigners about their ethics. The campaign to oust the Sepp Blatter is a perfect example. The FIFA president has become an all-purpose punch bag in this country since the failure of England’s 2018 World Cup bid.
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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