Brabin shies from football racism argument

HATTERS: Boss Gary Brabin didn’t want to be drawn too much on the issue of racism within football after the subject reared its head again with comments made by FIFA president Sepp Blatter last week.

Wednesday, 23rd November 2011, 8:00 am

In an interview with CNN, 75-year-old Blatter stated: “There is no racism (on the field), but maybe there is a word or gesture that is not correct.

“The one affected by this should say this is a game and shake hands.”

In Friday’s press conference, Brabin added: “I don’t really want to go too much in depth about it. In a perfect world we just all want a good, happy, honest life.

“There are certain issues that come up now and again and racism is one of them. I think it’s in all forms as well, it is an issue and I’m not going to hide behind that.

“You can get really political and at times trip yourself up without meaning to. I’m certainly against any form of racism. If there’s anything like that, its out of order, we should all try to collectively stamp it out.”