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UK PM Cameron slams FIFA president Blatter's 'handshake resolving racism' remark


November 18, 2011 - London

London, Nov 18: UK Prime Minister David Cameron has slammed Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Sepp Blatter's remark that racism in football can be resolved through a handshake. London, Nov 18: UK Prime Minister David Cameron has slammed Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Sepp Blatter's remark that racism in football can be resolved through a handshake.

Blatter's controversial comment came in the wake of Football Association charging Liverpool player Luis Suarez of racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra.

"We are in a game, and at the end of the game, we shake hands, and this can happen, because we have worked so hard against racism and discrimination," Blatter had said in an interview to the CNN World Sport.

"It's appalling to suggest that racism should be accepted as part of the game. A lot of work has gone into ridding racism from all aspects of our society," the Sun quoted Cameron, as saying.

His statement came after British politicians led by UK Sports minister Hugh Robertson urged Blatter to quit over his comments.

"The global football family really need to have a long think whether this man represents the sort of values we want," Robertson said.

UK Children's Minister Tim Loughton said Blatter "really has got to go this time" and Labour leader Ed Miliband said football needed "new leadership.

ANI

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