What They're Saying: Sepp Blatter

“This is a question of respect, and I’ve reached the end of my temper. I think it’s not too much to ask to give me back personal belongings.”

-- Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who plans on suing FIFA for the return of as many as 80 watches — brands like Patek Philippe, IWC and Omega — valued at a total of $400,000 as part of demands for pension payments and a clarification about his compensation arrangements to show that “I am not a thief.” Blatter, who was banned by FIFA in 2015 for six years for his part in a corruption scandal involving former UEFA president Michel Platini, said he was returned 120 other timepieces but not part of what he described as his “high technology collection." (New York Times)
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