Fifa president Sepp Blatter has hit back at critics of South Africa hosting the World Cup.Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has said awarding the tournament to South Africa was â€œthe biggest wrong decisionâ€ Fifa has made.
But Blatter says these comments mask a disrespectful prejudice.â€œItâ€™s an anti-Africa prejudice. There is still in the so-called â€˜old worldâ€™ a feeling that why the hell should Africa organise a World Cup,â€ Blatter said.
Hull manager Phil Brow
n has previously said the terrorist attack on the Togo team bus in Angola which killed two members of the support staff put a question mark against this summerâ€™s finals.
But Blatter said: â€œI think itâ€™s a nonsense to combine what has happened in Angola, a terrorist attack for political reasons, and mix it up with the World Cup in South Africa.
â€œIn Germany people like Uli Hoeness and also representatives of the professional leagues are saying we should not go there.
â€œBut every year 11 million tourists go to South Africa and nobody says they should not go there.
â€œColonialists over the past 100 years have gone to Africa and taken out all the best things, and now they are taking all the best footballers. Thereâ€™s no respect.â€Africaâ€™s first ever World Cup kicks off in Johannesburg on 11 June.