Blatter steps into racism controversy

Al Jazeera's Lee Wellings on the storm that his interview with FIFA president Sepp Blatter has caused.


    FIFA president Sepp Blatter is surrounded by more controversy after telling Al Jazeera's Lee Wellings that racism is not a problem on the football pitch - and that incidents between players could be solved by "shaking hands".

    Our European sports correspondent looks at how outrage has been expressed through social media in the wake of his interview with the most powerful man in football, as English Premier League players John Terry and Luis Suarez find themselves under investigation over racism allegations.

    Follow Lee on Twitter: @LeeW_Sport.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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