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The chairman of the FA, Greg Dyke, has launched an attack on Fifa president Sepp Blatter after he criticised the British press for publishing claims of corruption in Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid.
Speaking at a meeting between Blatter and the executive committee of European football's governing body, Uefa, Mr Dyke said: "Many of us are deeply troubled by your reaction (to the Qatar corruption allegations). It is time to stop attacking the messenger and consider the message."
His fellow FA executive David Gill also said Mr Blatter's suggestion of "racism" in the British press was "totally unacceptable".
FA vice-chairman David Gill walked out of a meeting with Sepp Blatter after calling on the Fifa president to leave office next year, Sky News reports.
The Guardian also reports that Mr Gill hit out at Mr Blatter's suggestion yesterday that the British press had tried to undermine Fifa because of "racism".
Former Manchester United chief executive Mr Gill apparently called the remarks "totally unacceptable".
European football chiefs have urged the head of Fifa, Sepp Blatter, not to run for re-election as president.
The Uefa executive is instead urging the 78-year-old to leave office next year.
Uefa executive member Michael van Praag said Fifa had become linked to "corruption and bribery and all kinds of old boy's network", the Associated Press reports.
It follows recent allegations about corruption in Qatar's successful bid for the 2022 World Cup.