Soccer

Sponsor abhors racist remarks

2011-11-20 14:41
Sepp Blatter (File)

Dubai - A prominent FIFA sponsor is speaking out against racism in football following uproar over President Sepp Blatter's comments.

Dubai airline Emirates said on Sunday it "completely abhors racism" and supports efforts to abolish "all forms of discrimination in football."

Emirates says it's watching developments within football's governing body closely, and notes it has "no role in the management of the organisation."

The area's biggest carrier stopped short of criticising Blatter. The FIFA boss expressed regret on Friday for saying that racist abuse does not exist in football and that racial incidents could be settled by a handshake.

Emirates' eight-year, $195 million sponsorship deal expires in 2014.

Read more on:    sepp blatter
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
Vote

Is Louis van Gaal the right man to restore the glory days at United?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.