David Beckham is the latest of many high-profile names to slam FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s comments on racism.

Blatter has been universally condemned for his comments that racism was not a problem in football and that any racist incidents on the pitch should be settled with a handshake. Beckham stated, ‘The comments were appalling, a lot of people have said that. I don’t think that the comments were very good for the game…Racism is something we want to keep out of sport and also life in general’.

Blatter meanwhile has refused to step down following calls he should relinquish his position of power.

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