Sepp Blatter compares a long term contract to modern slavery

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“FIFA president Sepp Blatter has compared long-term contracts between football [‘football’ here meaning the one played with the feet] players and their clubs as a form of “modern slavery”. Speaking to Sky Sports, Blatter said that too many clubs were trying to tie players up in long-term contracts to prevent them moving to other teams. “I think in football there is too much modern slavery, transferring players or buying players here and there, and putting them somewhere,” Blatter said. “And we are trying now to intervene in such cases.””

Do you think of these multi-million long term contracts as slavery? Or do you think Sepp Blatter has confused responsibility and a commitment to keep one’s word with modern slavery?! Do you think he’s pandering to expensive babies? Or might he be counteracting the tendency for clubs and corporations to walk over individual rights?

Fifa president Sepp Blatter


“We can’t possess one another. We can only give and hazard all we have.”