17 Nov 2011

Blatter says racism isn't a problem in football

11:51 am on 17 November 2011

The Fifa president Sepp Blatter says football does not have a problem with racism, and believes any incidents should be settled by a handshake.

England's Football Association is currently investigating Chelsea's John terry, and has now charged the Liverpool striker Luis Suarez over alleged racist remarks.

Blatter told CNN that he didn't feel racism was a problem in the game and if there was a misunderstanding, then the two players concerned should just shake hands after the match.

The 75-year-old has stunned the world with previous comments including in 2004 suggesting that women wear 'tighter shorts' to increase the popularity of the women's game.

Blatter last year said gay fans going to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal, should "refrain from sexual activity".