Well this is a bit of interesting news from Mr. Loudmouth himself, Fifa president Sepp Blatter. After keeping relatively quiet on the whole Ronaldo transfer saga, the Swiss boss decided that enough was enough, it was time to open mouth and insert foot by comparing today’s transferring of players to ‘modern slavery’!
“The important thing is, we should also protect the player,” he told Sky Sports News.
“If the player wants to play somewhere else, then a solution should be found because if he stays in a club where he does not feel comfortable to play then it’s not good for the player and for the club.
“I’m always in favour of protecting the player and if the player, he wants to leave, let him leave.
“I think in football there’s too much modern slavery in transferring players or buying players here and there, and putting them somewhere.
“We are trying now to intervene in such cases. The reaction to the Bosman law is to make long-lasting contacts in order to keep the players and then if he wants to leave, then there is only one solution, he has to pay his contract.” (Sky Sports)
Sepp is already good for a decent quote on the whole 39th game drama going on, but to open your mouth and compare the transfer market to slave trading, well that’s all a bit too much. Regardless, the Swiss president would like to see United let Ronaldo go if he wants. Who cares if he’s under contract! All that really matters in this wonderful world of football is if the player is happy.
So what’s your take on this whole situation? Is the football transfer world today really like ‘modern slavery’? Or has Sepp gone completely mad with his recent comparison?