Blatter, in Vancouver for the International Olympic Committee's session, joked that in "Latin" countries such as France, Italy and Spain, Terry's conduct may not have been considered a problem.
Related ArticlesChelsea give Terry compassionate leaveEverton 2 Chelsea 1Terry may skip Cardiff FA Cup tieAncelotti defends decision to stand by TerryCapello sets conditions on talking to BridgeRelief for Terry as scandal subsides"Listen, this is a special approach in the Anglo-Saxon countries. If this had happened in let's say Latin countries then I think he would have been applauded," Blatter said.
Terry was sacked by Capello after a brief meeting with the England manager last week.
The 29 year-old has now been given time off by Chelsea to address the issues in his personal life and will miss his side's FA Cup tie against Cardiff this weekend.