Bill Carey
Wednesday May 29th, 2013

FIFA president Sepp Blatter referred to an executive committee candidate as "good looking." (Carl Court/AFP) FIFA president Sepp Blatter referred to an executive committee candidate as "good looking." (Carl Court/AFP)

FIFA president Sepp Blatter referred to a female candidate for the association's executive committee as "good and good looking" in a speech before the Asian Football Confederation, reports the Associated Press.

Blatter was speaking about Moya Dodd, vice president of the AFC and one of four woman candidates for the spot on the committee.

It wasn't the first time that Blatter had brought up looks when discussing women in soccer.

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In 2004, Blatter said female players should wear tighter shorts:

"Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball. Female players are pretty, if you excuse me for saying so, and they already have some different rules to men – such as playing with a lighter ball. That decision was taken to create a more female aesthetic, so why not do it in fashion?"
Blatter has long been a controversial leader for FIFA. (See The Guardian's compilation of his worst gaffes.) He has also been dogged by allegations of corruption. In April, he was cleared in a bribery scandal but labelled "clumsy" for his actions.

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