Sepp Blatter hopes 'special handshake' can beat racism

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Sepp Blatter shows Ore his special handshake

Football has been making headlines for the wrong reasons lately, after a number of high-profile racism incidents.

Ore has been investigating the state of racism in football for a special Newsround report.

He met the President of Fifa, Sepp Blatter, who said racism "has to be kicked out" of football.

Mr Blatter says he hopes for a time when there is 'zero tolerance' of racism in football - and he demonstrates his idea for a 'special handshake' that he believes can help combat the problem.

Back in November 2011, Mr Blatter mentioned that he felt a handshake was a good way of settling incidents on the pitch.

"There is no racism [on the field], but maybe there is a word or gesture that is not correct," he told CNN. "The one affected by this should say this is a game and shake hands."

He later said his comments had been misunderstood, saying in a statement: "I would like to make it very clear, I am committed to the fight against racism and any type of discrimination in football and in society."

Newsround: Football and Race Special is on BBC One on Friday 17 August at 5pm - or catch up afterwards on CBBC iPlayer.