FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter Once Called For Gay Players To Come Out. So Now He’s Sorry For Offending Them

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter is sorry, or something, for telling soccer-loving gays that if they want to attend to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar they should simply not have sex. (Well, if they don’t want to get arrested.) ” “I will not enter into such a discussion but I will just say here if I hurt a group of people in the world by making those comments then I regret it,” says Blatter to reporters. “It was not my intention and it will never be my intention to go into any discrimination because this is exactly what we (FIFA) are against, so therefore if somebody feels they have been hurt, then I regret and I present apologies for that.” Blatter made no effort to rectify FIFA’s vote to hand Qatar the World Cup despite its criminalization of homosexuality. What’s interesting is that back in 2008, Blatter was the guy calling for gay soccer players to come out. If any follow his advice between now and 2022, they might not be welcome at the tournament.

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  • gregger

    the man is an asshat.

  • Cam

    Here’s an idea, don’t have the World Cup in countries that will arrest women or gays for acting like they are actual people.

  • SteveC

    He is a moron.

    And I hate his non-apology.

    IF you were offended by what he said then he is sorry for offending you. He is not sorry for being a bigot.

    He needs to be sacked.

    And FIFA need to be informed that unless they unveil their plan as to how gay football fans and players will be safe at the Qatar World Cup; then the sponsors of the NEXT World Cup (Brazil 2014) will be contacted.

    FIFA understands bribes and corruption.

    If they realise that they will suffer financially in 2014 due to their moronic decision to allow a bigotted country like Qatar to hold the World Cup in 2022, then they may take action.

    As it stands the sponsors of Brazil 2014 need to be informed that FIFA is a homophobic organisation and they should not be tarred with the same bigotted brush as FIFA.

  • Sid

    FIFA doesn’t stand for anything but personal greed. If we want them to support gay rights, we need to find out which members vote on that policy and give them each a million bucks—that’s how FIFA rolls. Forget FIFA.

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