Blues hit back at Blatter

Birmingham co-owner David Gold has hit back at Fifa president Sepp Blatter for his outspoken attack on Martin Taylor.

Blatter believes Taylor should facing a longer ban than the three-matches he received for his sending-off following the tackle which left Arsenal striker Eduardo with a broken leg.

Blatter says Fifa ask to look at the tackle and that they could impose a further ban on Taylor if they feel he serves more punishment.

Gold admitted he was disappointed and stunned by Blatter's comments and that he should stay out of the matter.

"I am extremely disappointed I am only speaking because I feel so badly for Martin Taylor," Gold told Sky Sports News. "It has been a traumatic event for him, I know poor old Eduardo is the one with the broken leg, but I have to stress Martin Taylor is carrying this as a great burden on his shoulders and he is distraught.

"I can only tell you this man is incapable of any act of violence and I just want to stress Martin is a complete professional. I think in 15 years of football he has been sent off twice.

"I am stunned the president of Fifa has said this. This is a domestic issue which should be left in the hands of the Premier League and the Football Association

"He [Blatter] is entitled to his view it is extremely over the top, and I am disappointed in his involvement and I think that not only will Martin Taylor have a three-match ban, this is something he will carry with him for the rest of his life in football.

"I think he [Blatter] is out of order. This is extremely disappointing he is saying that the Premier League and the Football Association are incapable of dealing with their own issues."