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David Beckham speaks out on racism

Updated: November 17, 2011, 9:39 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Galaxy star and former England captain David Beckham strongly condemned FIFA president Sepp Blatter's comments downplaying racism in soccer at a news conference Thursday.

"I think the comments were appalling and I think a lot of people have said that," Beckham said. "I don't think the comments were very good for this game. There obviously is and has been racism throughout soccer and in life over the past few years but I do think, especially being around the England ...

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