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Shut up and do something constructive Mr Blatter

So FIFA President Sepp Blatter found a need to open his big, corrupt mouth on the weekend to comment on Wayne Rooney’s elbow incident at Wigan. “This is up to the discretion of the national association” he was quoted as saying “they can use video evidence in the discipline and control committee. If there’s violence the national association can intervene and punish a player – this is permitted. The FA should have thrown the book at him”. The man’s arrogance knows no bounds! So let me ask the untouchable President a simple question. What did FIFA itself throw at Hollands Nigel de Jong after his X Rated tackle on Spains Xabi Alonso during the World Cup Final?

Absolutely nothing because according to FA chairman David Bernstein “the instructions are not to overrule controversial incidents that have already been dealt with by the referee” he explained “I check this regulation with the Fifa executive and with other national associations regularly. In the Wayne Rooney situation, under Fifa regulations if the referee sees the incident, which in this case he did do, the FA has no authority except in what is called exceptional circumstances” he said “If you open the door to ‘halfway exceptional’ the floodgates will open.”

As you can see, Fifa itself had no room to move in the de Jong incident so why is Blatter getting involved in a Premier League one? How can the President advise the FA to dish out the sort of punishment that his own organisation are unable to?

Not that violent conduct should ever be condoned, far from it but some level of overall consistency has to be shown. Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich is now a football pundit on Australian television and made a lot of sense with his suggestion on the matter.

Melbourne Victory’s captain Kevin Muscat was once described as the ‘dirtiest player in football’ during his years at Millwall, Wolves and Glasgow Rangers and was recently involved in a sickening challenge on Melbourne Heart’s 20 year old Adrian Zahra which will keep the youngster out of the game for months. Although Bosnich and Muscat have been good friends for many years, Bosnich had no hesitation in suggesting that Muscat should be suspended until Zahra is able to make his comeback.

If a similar ruling existed in the Premier League for example, Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher’s brutal tackle on Nani at Anfield on Sunday will automatically see him suspended for as long as Nani takes to recover. Simple, fair and totally sensible. Maybe Blatter should consider something just as constructive rather than shooting off his mouth in order to grab a few headlines.

Will the suggestion made by Bosnich be doable?


No Responses to “Shut up and do something constructive Mr Blatter”

  1. Unfortunately scousers will be scousers (Jamie Carragher incident). They sound like scum and they play like scum. I’m surprised that Carragher and Gerrard haven’t been jailed before now. They are bullies and they deserve to be hung drawn and quartered. The sooner Liverpool football club dissappears up it’s own arse the better for English football. In fact, if we could just seperate Liverpool from the mainland and set it floating off somewhere then the whole country would benefit.

    Blatter should be tortured and left for dead in the third world with a tattoo stating “Head of world football, I will screw your country given half a chance”.

  2. Frank Scicluna says:

    Funny you should say that Fabre Faction “In fact, if we could just seperate Liverpool from the mainland and set it floating off somewhere.” I have seen so many comments from Scousers over the years claiming that they are NOT English and are not part of the country. Your suggestion will go down well with them. Let them live in Scouseland and compete in their own league together with the likes of Everton, Tranmere and so on, they may then have a chance of winning some sort of championship.

  3. Frank……………. I would agree that they are not English and not part of the country. In the past ten years I have spent almost two years in Liverpool for work, it is the most god awful place in the British Isles. I also know quite a number of scousers that have moved away from Liverpool and they think of it as the most god awful place also. Unfortunately it breeds malcontents with massive chips on their shoulders. Maybe it is the accent, maybe its the communal defeatism in all social and political arenas, maybe it’s clinging to the Beatles and the past glory of Liverpool football club. Whatever it is, it is certainly not English. There is no future in Liverpool, only dispair and memories.

  4. For the record Frank, I agree with your lauding of Bosnich’s suggested rule. It may well make many players think twice before a brutal crunching tackle. The only problem I can forsee is that in those situations where blame is questionable, i.e. freak injuries from non-reckless incidents, there may be months of appeals against rulings. I cannot see the FA and/or the Premiership introducing such a rule without a number of levels of appeal and the inherent complicated wording that would lead to grey areas and legal disputes. That said, such a rule would certainly be a massive step towards dragging football out of the 18th century it seems firmly embedded in.

  5. Frank Scicluna says:

    Mate, I cannot make a reasonable comment because I have never lived there and not visited for 20 years. I simply repeated what many Scousers themselves have put in print. I also remember seeing a British Government report a couple of years back that cities like Liverpool will no longer be sustainable by the middle of the century. Apart from that, I have absolutely no reason to doubt your opinions.

  6. Asino says:

    fuck mr fifa, fuck all your corrupted office.

  7. Saintbob says:

    He should go to hell



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