Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Blithering Blatter

I've previously blogged about Blatter's foot-in-the-mouth affliction. But good ol' Sepp is a gift that keeps on giving. Check out the latest from this master wordsmith:

"I appeal to all the players and coaches to observe this fair play. In 2010 we want to prove that football is more than just kicking a ball but has social and cultural value...So we ask the players ‘please observe fair play’ so they will be an example to the rest of the world.”

As I predicted earlier, nothing has changed in the rules to address the problem of referee-error : "Fifa ... said there would be no change in the way matches would be officiated at the World Cup next year, with a plan to have two additional referees behind each goal not sanctioned at today's extraordinary meeting of the Fifa executive committee."

All the tohu-bohu over the last few weeks was just sound and fury signifying nothing.