Fifa boss Sepp Blatter in hot water again

The president of Fifa is today facing accusations of misogyny after admitting that he thinks a new executive committee candidate is 'good looking'.

by Michael Northcott
Last Updated: 25 Nov 2014

Speaking to the Asian Football Confederation, Blatter decided that he would offer his personal judgment on Australia’s candidate for the new place on the executive committee reserved for a woman.

He says that the Aussie candidate, Moya Dodd, an AFC vice-president and former international player, is ‘good and good looking’. Oh dear.

It's not the first time he's dropped the ball on this subject either. In 2004, he said that female footballers could wear ‘tighter shorts’. He said; ‘Female players are pretty, if you excuse me for saying so, and they already have some different rules to men – such as playing with a lighter ball.

‘That decision was taken to create a more female aesthetic, so why not do it in fashion? Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball. They could, for example, have tighter shorts.’

The fact that he seems to think it's OK to make such remarks proves there's still a long wat to go on the equality front as far as the 'beautiful game' is concerned...

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