Blatter: FIFA Has Abandoned Me

  • Omnisport, Tuesday, December 29, 2015 9:21 PM

Sepp Blatter took a swipe at the organization he used to preside over in an interview with a German magazine on Monday, accusing FIFA of abandoning him. "I now no longer fight for FIFA. They have abandoned me. I only fight for myself and my honor," the 79-year-old told Bunte. "These false allegations have unleashed in me a new energy. After Christmas, I'll start to defend myself." Blatter had been FIFA president since 1998 and announced his decision to step down shortly after gaining re-election in the midst of a corruption scandal that rocked FIFA earlier this year. Earlier this month, the Swiss was banned from soccer for eight years following allegations of a disloyal payment from FIFA to suspended UEFA President Michel Platini.

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