Our 5 Favorite Moronic Sepp Blatter Quotes

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

Like Prince Phillip or a Jersey Shore cast member, it seems that Sepp Blatter can’t go more than a few minutes without saying something stupid. This week, for example, he claimed that England are trying to destroy FIFA and have been since 1974, when the last British president was booted out. The catalyst of his paranoid outburst was English FA’s opposition to Blatter’s re-election in the midst of a pretty concerning corruption scandal. Given his track record of idiocy, this opposition seemed reasonable to most parties.

Trying to select the five most moronic Blatter quotes is a little like trying to find the five best grains of sand on the beach. Nevertheless, we’ve collated them in date order for your consideration…

January 2004
When Blatter wanted to turn the women’s game into a Benny Hill sketch:

“Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball. They could, for example, have tighter shorts. 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?”

July 2008
When the FIFA Prez stood up for the rights of horribly mistreated and oppressed millionaire footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, comparing his Real Madrid transfer saga plight to the suffering of slaves:

“I think in football there’s too much modern slavery in transferring players or buying players here and there, and putting them somewhere.”

December 2009
When Blatter bluntly insisted that no additional technology would be available to referees while he is sitting in the FIFA hotseat. Sorry cheated Arsenal fans, the Swiss will not entertain the concept of progress and fairness:

“Please do not insist on the technology, the day that the referee takes two captains aside to study monitors and see if something is inside the box or outside is the day the spectators will say no, we are not coming to the game.”

December 2010
When the liberal 75-year-old succinctly tackle the concerns of gay fans worried about traveling to Qatar in 2022, where homosexuality is illegal:

“I would say they should refrain from any sexual activities.”

December 2010
And finally, perhaps his most ridiculous comment of all time:

“There is no systematic corruption in FIFA. That is nonsense. We are financially clean and clear.”

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