Fifa president Sepp Blatter has hit back at critics of South Africa hosting the World Cup.
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has said awarding the tournament to South Africa was « the biggest wrong decision » Fifa has made.
But Blatter says these comments mask a disrespectful prejudice.
« It’s an anti-Africa prejudice. There is still in the so-called ‘old world’ a feeling that why the hell should Africa organise a World Cup, » Blatter said.
Hull manager Phil Brown has previously said the terrorist attack on the Togo team bus in Angola which killed two members of the support staff put a question mark against this summer’s finals.
But Blatter said: « I think it’s a nonsense to combine what has happened in Angola, a terrorist attack for political reasons, and mix it up with the World Cup in South Africa.
« In Germany people like Uli Hoeness and also representatives of the professional leagues are saying we should not go there.
« But every year 11 million tourists go to South Africa and nobody says they should not go there.
« Colonialists over the past 100 years have gone to Africa and taken out all the best things, and now they are taking all the best footballers. There’s no respect. »
Africa’s first ever World Cup kicks off in Johannesburg on 11 June.