I used to admire Oleg Blokhin, until now.
Listen to this junk:
Blockhin: "The more Ukrainians who play in the national league, the more examples for the young generation.
"Let them learn from Andriy Shevchenko or Blokhin and not some Zumba-Bumba whom they took off a tree, gave him two bananas and now he plays in the Ukrainian League.
"I remember when I played football, if we lost a game it was not easy to walk the Kiev streets - there were many friends out there who could beat you up for that.
"But is there any sense in beating up a foreigner? Okay, you beat him up - next thing he does is pack up and go."
Ouch. FIFA, we have a problem.
The usual excuse is that these are just a few rotten apples. Well, toss 'em out.
What Blokhin said may get him re-elected to parliament, but it's inexcusable, and FIFA has got to kick him out. I'm not holding my breath, however.