Vital Football

Latest Swansea City News

Swansea City Condemn Blatter

Swansea City Condemn Blatter

Swansea City have joined the worldwide condemning of FIFA president Sepp Blatter over his comments this week regarding racism.

Ashley Williams, Nathan Dyer and Swansea Manager Brendan Rodgers have had their two-pence worth on the matter with Williams suggesting that: 'I think they're just ridiculous — I don't know what he was thinking.

'I can't say too much about it because they're obviously so stupid.

'I disagree with him totally.

'I don't think it (racism) is a big problem on the field — I haven't come across it.

'But if it's a small problem, it's a big problem. If there's one incident, that's too many.

'There have been a few high-profile cases lately, so it's something we'll continue to work on until we stamp it out altogether.'


Swans winger Nathan Dyer added: 'It's a situation where he has been a bit naive with his comments. What he said wasn't right.

'He can't do anything about that now, but I think they need to review the situation and sort it out.

'There's no place for racism or prejudice in football.

'For a player, it's horrible to know fans can shout abuse at you but if you do any kind of small gesture back to them you get punished massively.

'It brings the game down and it's a beautiful game.'


Dyer added later that we suffered racial abuse while playing for Southampton:

'There's nothing you can do. You can report it, but not a lot is going to get done about it,' he said.

'You've got to get on with it and hopefully the FA and Fifa see it and act on it.

'I've not had it from an opponent. I find it strange that any other player would comment or say anything racist because more than likely they've got someone similar on their own team.

'They're not just saying it to that player but saying it to their team-mate as well.'


Brendan Rodgers reaffirmed his players feelings on the matter: 'There's certainly no place for it in football,' said the Swansea boss.

'The strides that have been made over the last 20 years have been incredible.

'There's been a lot of work in the British game and it's about more than just a handshake at the end of the game. It's about much more than that.'


The pressure on Sepp Blatter is mounting after this fresh blunder following gaffs regarding homosexuality, sexism and reports of bribery at the top of FIFA's 'Family'.







Twitter @Curinor



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Danny Cosker
Date:Friday November 18 2011
Time: 8:15AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Swansea City Articles

Most Expensive Premier League Squads - 2016/17

With the January transfer window now temptingly close for those of us who completely lose their marbles when it comes to invented speculation in the redtops...

Laudrup Agent "Received Money" From Swansea Transfers

Reports in Denmark via leaked documents show that Laudrup's agent received large sums of money from transfers made during his spell at Swansea

Normal Service Resumed - Utter Shambles at Spurs

Swansea City were quickly back to their hold habits under Bob Bradley this afternoon with another shocking display at Spurs - who romped to an extremely comfortable 5-0 thrashing win.

After a d

Stats: Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City

All the stats from Tottenham Hotspur (5) vs (0) Swansea City, White Hart Lane, 3rd December 2016 Att: 31,663

Archived Vital Swansea City Articles

Vital Swansea City articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSwansea
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

After the 5-0 defeat to Spurs, should Bob Bradley be sacked?
Suggested By:
Yes88%
No12%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
14 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
15 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
16 Middlesbrough 13 2 6 5 12 -3
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 13 3 2 8 11 -17
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swansea City Results (view all)

Swansea City Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 3 2017 8:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Phil W1
2.Dennis Downing1
3.Budda2000.51
Write for Vital Football