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Money thrown by comedian Lee Nelson falls on Sepp Blatter Reuters

Sepp Blatter, the suspended president of Fifa, has been handed an eight-year ban from all footballing activity, along with Uefa chief Michel Platini. Blatter will appeal the decision, describing himself as having become "a punching bag for Fifa".

It's not a surprise that Blatter is leaving with a few ridiculous quotes. His 18 years as the biggest figure in football administration have been anything but gaffe-free. Here are some of his worst moments...

Women's football

"Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball. They could, for example, have tighter shorts." – Blatter in 2004

Not one to just offend female footballers, he managed to offend all women with another comment in 2013. "Say something, ladies. You are always speaking at home, now you can speak here," was his carefully considered statement after the first woman was elected to Fifa's executive committee.

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"There is no racism." Reuters


Asked in 2013 whether there was racism in football, Blatter flat out said "there is no racism". He went on to say that if a player "has a word or a gesture which is not the correct one", the affected party should tell themselves "we are in a game, and at the end of the game, we shake hands".

In case people were surprised that Blatter doesn't know much about racism, remember that in 2008 he compared transfers in football to slavery: "I think in football there is too much modern slavery, transferring players or buying players here and there, and putting them somewhere."

Human rights in Qatar

In 2010, Fifa controversially handed the 2022 World Cup to gulf state Qatar. When asked whether he foresaw any issues for gay fans heading to Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal, he replied "I'd say they should refrain from any sexual activities."

Quizzed on what he thought about reports of worker deaths on constructions sites for the Qatar World Cup, he said that the workers were employed by companies from European countries and that "they are responsible for their workers and not Fifa". At least 1,200 migrant workers are thought to have died working on construction sites for the 2022 World Cup.

He's just ridiculous

But his presidency didn't just teach us about his horrible views, it also taught us some important things about the man himself. Like the fact that he can't dance:

And sometimes he has trouble standing...

And he doesn't always get the joke

It's not the end

With Blatter ready to appeal his suspension, we can only expect more glorious Blatter moments to come in the future. Who's left to offend? Blatter will surely know.