Thursday, July 10, 2008

"Cristiano Ronaldo is a modern slave", says Sepp Blatter, president of FIFA

According to an article in Yahoo! today, which you can read here, the controversial president of FIFA, Joseph "Sepp" Blatter, thinks that the Portugese-born Manchester United footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is like a "modern slave" because he cannot move to another football club (Real Madrid) whenever he wants due to his current contract obligations to United.

I'm sorry, but that is absolutely the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard anyone in a position of responsibility say, ever!!

23-year-old Ronaldo currently earns around $250,000 per week in wages, and like everyone else born and living in Europe is free to do pretty much whatever he likes when he likes, except break legally-binding, freely-entered-into business contracts. Clearly he is not forced to live a terrible life of great hardship and degredation, and so clearly he is nothing whatsoever like a slave!

Also, when everything Blatter reportedly said yesterday is fully considered, it seems very much like the FIFA president is saying that Ronaldo and all other players should not have to honour their contracts with their football clubs. What an utterly astonishingly stupid thing for him to imply! That would be the end of club football if that became a reality.

Blatter is well-known for being a pompous buffoon with a particular bias against anything to do with English football, and with this latest idiotic outburst he has further demonstrated his unsuitability to be the head of world football. Quite how he managed to become president of FIFA in the first place, and remain in the position for ten years so far, is a complete wonder. (Actually, it isn't really such a wonder - search Google for "Sepp Blatter corruption" to see for yourself.) Clearly, I need to copy his example in order to be more successful in life. Good grief, he should be sacked immediately!

(And just in case you are wondering, I'm not biased towards Manchester United, quite the opposite in fact - I am an Arsenal fan, and so it would actually be better for me if Ronaldo was to leave United.)

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