Sepp Blatter says timing of US charges and resignation demand well planned
ZURICH: FIFA boss has got a shot in his arm by winning another term as the head of worldâ€™s top soccer body. Sepp Blatter told the media that he was actually taken aback the way the US judiciary has gone on witch-hunting of the worldâ€™s top soccer body. He also criticized in very harsh words the Europe’s football leaders claiming that they were leading a hate campaign against him and FIFA.
While talking to a top TV channel, the FIFA boss said that in his opinion, the arrest of seven Fifa officials by US anti-corruption was actually an attempt to “interfere with the congress”.
While talking about the comments made against FIFA by US Attorney General Loretta Lynch he added, â€œOf course I am shocked. I would never as Fifa president make comments about another organisation without being certain of what has happened.â€
Loretta Lynch had said a few days ago that corruption was common in football. Lynch had said that corruption in football was “rampant, systemic and deep-rooted, both abroad and here in the United States.” In the course of the interview the FIFA boss said that the US United States had lost the 2022 World Cup bid to Qatar, and England, another major critic, lost the 2018 World Cup to Russia.
Blatter also didnâ€™t spare UEFA president Michel Platini. It must be noted that UEFA president had called for his resignation over the corruption scandals. â€œIt is a hate that comes not just from a person at UEFA, it comes from the UEFA organisation that cannot understand that in 1998 I became presidentâ€ He went o n to add.
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