What They're Saying: FIFA reform chief Francois Carrard

"But for the U.S., football -- soccer -- does not have the same weight as baseball, basketball and American football. There it's just an ethnic sport for girls in school."

-- Swiss lawyer Francois Carrard, the former International Olympic Committee's director general who was recently named the head of the 15-person FIFA reform committee, dismissing soccer in the United States. He also said outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter was being unfairly treated. (Le Matin via Vice Sports)
6 comments about "What They're Saying: FIFA reform chief Francois Carrard".
  1. Kyr-Roger St.-Denis, August 24, 2015 at 10:29 a.m.

    Ignorant or mendacious? He's a lawyer, so it's hard to tell.

  2. Tony Biscaia, August 24, 2015 at 11:45 a.m.

    What a frikkin ignoramus, has he seen the ratings for both men and women's soccer on TV in the USA lately? How do these people get in power positions just the deride their sport.

  3. Santiago 1314, August 24, 2015 at 12:40 p.m.

    And The Cover Up Continues...FImaFiA

  4. Mark Landefeld, August 25, 2015 at 1:41 p.m.

    Sounds somewhat disrespectful of the current WWC Champion nation ... and tone deaf

  5. John DiFiore, August 28, 2015 at 8:51 p.m.

    FIFA might want to watch their step when trash talking the U.S. Have these Euro-nerds not read up on our history? We are less than 250 years old and have managed to won the world and everything in it...LEGALLY. FIFA will be no exception... Friggin DIRTY thieves..

  6. John DiFiore, August 28, 2015 at 8:51 p.m.

    We ought to send one of our USWNT players over (any one of them BTW) and teach this twit (carrard) some manners and respect for American Women!!!

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