What They're Saying: Alasdair Bell

"There is something a little bit grotesque and unfair about all this because we are 100 percent confident that will never be a criminal charge, far less a criminal conviction, against the FIFA president. But despite this, we have a situation, we have to acknowledge this, where objectively there is damage to both FIFA and to the FIFA president simply because of the existence of this criminal investigation and we think that's not right, it's not fair. Now we will cooperate fully with the investigation. We want to cooperate because we want the truth to come out and we want it to come out quickly."

--  FIFA deputy secretary general Alasdair Bell with a defense of FIFA president Gianni Infantino, one of the subjects of an ongoing criminal investigation into meetings Infantino had with Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber about investigations into soccer corruption. (Reuters)
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