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Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras.
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Real Madrid C.F. - Official Web Site - President Blatter issues an apology to Real Madrid
Letter sent by the President of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, to Joseph Blatter at 12:23 p.m.
We were surprised to read your remarks concerning our player Cristiano Ronaldo and his chances of being crowned Ballon d’Or and FIFA Player of the Year winner; this has caused great disappointment among the Real Madrid family because these misguided and unacceptable comments were made by the President of World Football’s leading Authority.
On the one hand, they are unfair because they are made about a player who is respected the world over by millions of fans, and not just Real Madrid supporters. He is undeniably one of the greatest footballers that the world has ever seen. The comments are also disrespectful to him as a person as, on the other hand, he embodies sporting values in the eyes of society which is in genuine need of the kind of example that he sets; finally, it is our understanding that your remarks may determine the vote of those whose responsibility it is to decide on the winner of this accolade.
We, at Real Madrid, a club which has a special connection with FIFA in view of our position as a founding member, are profoundly disappointed by the whole episode and, as President of Real Madrid, I want you to know that we condemn your comments, which is why we would ask that you retract them to make up, to the extent possible, for the damage caused both to the player and the institution that we represent.
Letter sent by the President of FIFA, Joseph Blatter, to the President of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, at 16:12 p.m.
I received your letter earlier today and was surprised by the content contained therein.
Firstly, I would like to point out that at the ceremony held last Friday at Oxford University, no discussions were held about the aspirations of any player with regard to the FIFA Ballon d’Or. At the end of my speech, and in response to a question about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the moderator asked me to choose between the two and, at that moment in time, having stated that Messi is the kind of son that any mother would like to have, I finally gave his name. However, I would like to make it quite clear that it is my opinion that Cristiano Ronaldo is at the same level as Messi and that both are extraordinary players, each in his own way.
I regret that this situation at a university ceremony has caused you so much distress and I would like to apologise for it. It was never my intention to cause discomfort or show a lack of respect to Real Madrid FC, one of it players or its support, not only because it is the founding club of FIFA but also because it is a club that I have followed and admired since I was a child.
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There is one thing I will be forever conscious. If a guy uses the word “slut”, “whore”, “tramp”, “harlot” and the likes to shame women. I will take offense and will put them automatically on my mental blacklist. The way you use language is a reflection of your world views. No matter how much I like you as a person, I will always have a reservation about your critical thinking.
Shaming one is shaming all in this case, for me. It doesn’t matter if you DO NOT view me as a slut or a harlot. It doesn’t matter if you think I am different. What matters to me is that you chose to condemn the sexuality of an already marginalized sector of society. You chose to judge people based on something you have no business in. You chose to judge worth based on someone’s private activities you have no right to meddle in. You chose to value women based solely on how she uses her vagina.
Men who use these words reveal their true identity. And sadly, it is very rare to find a guy who doesn’t think this way. The indoctrination of patriarchal society is too strong and hard to shake off.
So what if someone is a slut? So what if someone is promiscuous? IT IS HER BODY. HER CHOICE.
Any guy who slut shames is someone who really doesn’t think highly of women. He doesn’t really respect your autonomy. No matter how many pronouncements he declares that he is not— underneath the surface there is a sexist, misogynistic, and patriarchal being alive and kicking inside him.
My heart stopped for that goal. This game is crushing my ovaries. And he did that familiar gesture on his back. Oh god this game. This game is killing.
OH MY FUCKING GOD. RAUL WEARING THE CAPTAIN ARMBAND AGAIN.
YOU DONT HOW HOW THIS FEELS.