The Football Association chairman, Greg Dyke, has warned Sepp Blatter that an attack on the “racist” British media over Qatar 2022 corruption allegations was “totally unacceptable” and backed calls for Fifa’s president to stand down.

In a co-ordinated attempt to derail Blatter’s plans to stand for another four years as president of the embattled world governing body, Uefa members including Dyke took on the 78-year-old head on. “Mr Blatter, many of us are deeply troubled by your reaction to these allegations,” the FA chairman told him. “It is time for Fifa to stop attacking the messenger and instead consider, and understand, the message.”

On Monday Blatter toured the Asian and African confederations and, to huge acclaim, launched a broadside against those who he said were trying “destroy” Fifa, suggesting that there was a “racist and discriminatory” agenda behind the latest wave of corruption claims over the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. When an embattled Blatter arrived at a tense Uefa gathering on Tuesday, he told delegates he had decided to stand for four more years because he was best placed to lead Fifa through the “storm” engulfing it.

He was first told by the Dutch FA president, Michael van Praag, that he should honour the promise he made four years ago to stand down after his current term, and was then warned by Dyke that his attack on the British media was outrageous.

“The allegations you made yesterday about the British media when you described them as racist were totally unacceptable,” Dyke told Blatter. “I read the articles in the Sunday Times in great detail, the allegations being made were nothing to do with racism. They are allegations about corruption within Fifa. These allegations need to be properly investigated and properly answered.”

Dyke said the decision on whether to oppose Blatter’s bid to stand again would be taken by the FA board but added that the Swiss should “probably stick to” his original promise to stand down in 2015.

“Mr Blatter came in this morning and said: ‘We as Fifa are under attack.’ He’s basically saying he’s under attack from the British media,” Dyke said. “Among the British public, the Fifa brand is severely damaged. I suspect that is true throughout large parts of Europe.”

He also called on Michael Garcia, the Fifa ethics chief who is investigating the controversial bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, to explain why he had declined to see the Sunday Times evidence. Garcia argues he has already seen the material obtained by the newspaper.

David Gill, the FA vice-chairman and former Manchester United chief executive, who sits on the Uefa executive committee, was unequivocal regarding Blatter: “The very fact that in 2011 he was clear it was four years, that should have been the situation. To change his mind is disappointing. They have worked on the structure and put in some new checks and balances. But a structure is only that; it is the people within that structure that determine whether it’s effective and delivers a Fifa that is fit for purpose.”

Gill said that to portray the new corruption allegations as a racist attack was “totally unacceptable” and the way that Blatter had dealt with them was a “stain” on world football. Van Praag, touted as a possible candidate to stand against Blatter if Michel Platini decides not to, told Blatter that his stance was nothing personal.

“But if you look at the reputation of Fifa over the last seven or eight years, people link Fifa to bribery and corruption, to a kind of old boy’s network,” he said. “Fifa has an executive president and that means at the end he is responsible. Besides, he doesn’t make it easy on himself. People tend not to take him seriously any more and that is not good for Fifa.”

Other Uefa members also spoke out against Blatter and urged change in order to restore Fifa’s battered reputation, with the FA general secretary, Alex Horne, calling on fellow delegates to vote in favour of term and age limits at Fifa’s Congress on Wednesday.

But only Dyke and Van Praag addressed Blatter directly before he left the meeting.

The situation has echoes of 2011, when then the FA chairman David Bernstein stood up at Fifa’s Congress and called for the election to be postponed to avoid Blatter standing unopposed.

The FA was then attacked by a procession of other Fifa members and failed by a large majority to get the election postponed, despite a wave of bribery claims.

The most recent allegations relating to the Qatar World Cup have led to a string of Fifa sponsors registering their concern at the damage to its reputation on the eve of the Brazil World Cup.

Platini, the Uefa president, said he was “proud” of the European reaction to Blattter. He has said he will decide by the end of August whether to stand for the Fifa position but he is widely expected not to. At that point, Uefa will start discussions about finding an alternative candidate to oppose Blatter in April 2015.