Palermo president Zamparini blasts Blatter as anti-Italian

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has slammed Sepp Blatter for injecting himself into the debate over AS Roma fans' racist chanting.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has slammed Sepp Blatter for injecting himself into the debate over AS Roma fans' racist chanting.

This week FIFA President Blatter stated a €50,000 fine to Roma for racist chanting against Mario Balotelli was insufficient.

“Did you see the big deal Blatter made about the racist chanting at Balotelli? As if we were racists. But the real racist is him,” said Zamparini, whose Palermo have been relegated.

“Do you know how much of a racist Blatter is? Can’t you see how he looks us up and down? Don’t you remember that when we won the World Cup he didn’t want to hand us the trophy?

“What do you call someone who detests Italians? He didn’t go to the World Cup ceremony. You are afraid of telling the truth. The new world must begin with people always telling the truth. He should be kicked up the backside, just like Michel Platini. Red tape is taking football over.”

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