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The English Are ‘Bad Losers’ – Sepp Blatter Rubs Salt In World Cup Wounds

By Ollie Irish

“Who is this buffoon?”

“Er, I’m the Prime Minister, Sepp.”

FIFA dictator Sepp Blatter has described the English as “bad losers” over the fall-out from their failed 2018 World Cup bid.

“To be honest, I was surprised by all the English complaining after the defeat. England, of all people, the motherland of fairplay ideas,” Blatter said in an interview with Swiss magazine Weltwoche.

“Now some of them are showing themselves to be bad losers.

“You can’t come afterwards and say so-and-so promised to vote for England. The results are known. The outcome came out clearly.”

Another charm offensive from Uncle Sepp. With the emphasis on offensive. And who knows what “the motherland of fairplay ideas” is?

Actually, although Blatter increasingly resembles an avuncular war criminal, he has a point here – I didn’t notice many English people congratulating the Russians on winning the bid. Instead the English vibe was a peculiar mix of Hugh Grant-style bumbling (“um, er, it would be awfully lovely if you, um, gave us the World Cup… you know, only if you want to of course. Oh, I’ve buggered it up haven’t I?”) followed by an outpouring of self-entitlement and sour grapes.

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By Ollie Irish on December 8th, 2010 in FAIL, International football, World Cup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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10 Responses to “The English Are ‘Bad Losers’ – Sepp Blatter Rubs Salt In World Cup Wounds”

  1. [...] The English Are 'Bad Losers' – Sepp Blatter Rubs Salt In World Cup … [...]

  2. Rich says:

    but the point is 1. we’ve said fair play russia and wtf qatar? 2. we were better than 2 votes

  3. deckard says:

    the new wembley is a real piece of shit. seriously. so we can be glad it didn’t go to england.

  4. Steve says:

    Sepp can’t even seem to be consistent with himself. One minute he’s telling us it’s the media’s fault that we didn’t get it, the next he implies they were always going to go for an “emerging market” so we were’t going to get it anyway. If the second issue is true, it would have been nice to give us a hint that was your plan all along and we wouldn’t have spent half as much and could have had Cameron and Prince William doing something a bit more worthwhile.

    And yes, we can complain that so-and-so were going to vote for us, because it implies at least 5 of the 22 were dishonest, and were stringing us along to see what they can get out of it.

    “I really sense in some reactions a bit of the arrogance of the western world of Christian background” – anyone else think the “Christian background” bit seem a little unnecessary and a little uncomfortable?

  5. Tom Jones says:

    For once Blatter is right about something.

  6. Jimbo says:

    well it’s true

  7. shay says:

    If they already knew they were going to give it to a so-called “emerging market” why did they put the rest of us who have made FIFA possible with our monies through the expense and farce of a bidding process. Only open the bidding to those you might acutally give it to or feel free to go ahead and stfu.

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  9. Leeds says:

    Fuck Sepp Blatter. What a fucking wanker he is. 2018 to Russia you better be kidding me and 2022 to Qutar what the fuck? Quatar are not even ready yet. Oi Blatter your fault if we riot in Russia you doby wanker.

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