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PFA’s Gordon Taylor calls for Sepp Blatter to resign over racism comments

The head of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), Gordon Taylor, has added his voice to those calling for Fifa boss Sepp Blatter to resign. Taylor made his move in the wake of controversial comments by Blatter on the subject of racism in the sport.

Racism is a particularly sensitive subject in the sport at the moment, with numerous players having recently been accused of making racist comments to one another. There have also been claims of crowds chanting racist slogans, despite many years of attempts by various football bodies to stamp out the problem.

Whether the calls for Blatter to resign will be heeded remains to be seen. Blatter recently won another term in power and seems determined to push through his current agenda. Taylor’s call for him to quit is unlikely to change the situation overnight, but it will be interesting to see whether any other leading figures in the sport join the campaign to oust Blatter.

About Sarah Bosdiccia

Sarah Bosdiccia is a writer, journalist, blogger and editorial assistant. In the past, she has worked in the local newspaper business and has taught journalism modules at undergraduate level. She doesn't 'do' Facebook but you can follow her at @sarah_bosdiccia.

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