Blatter Says No One Can Prove He IS Corrupt

Blatter Says No One Can Prove He IS Corrupt

Embattled FIFA president, Sepp Blatter has claimed he is not corrupt adding that accusations against him are an attack on his personal life despite the governing football body facing allegations of corruption from the FBI.

Blatter Says No One Can Prove He IS Corrupt
Sepp Blatter

Blatters had earlier claimed that he would step down as president in December when a new election is held.

Blatter challenged anyone who claimed he was corrupt to prove it adding that "no one can prove I am corrupt, because I'm not"

Speaking to Bunte, Blatter said: "People don't understand the word they are using when they accuse me of being corrupt.Someone who accuses me of being corrupt must first prove that to be the case.

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"But no one can prove I am corrupt, because I'm not. I don't mind constructive or legitimate criticism, there's benefits in seeing things differently. But if someone says 'Blatter is corrupt because Fifa is corrupt' I can only shake my head at them.

"I have a clear conscience, otherwise I could not look people in the eye when I talk about this topic. The accusations against me have nothing to do with football, they're an attack on my personal life."

Just days before the FIFA presidential elections in May, the FBI indictments were announced with many senior officials in the governing body being arrested in a swiss hotel for serious financial crimes, including money laundering and racketeering, by the US justice system.

Blatter denied involvements in the charges claiming FIFA was working with the FBI to solve the case after which he was re-elected for a fifth term at the head of football's governing body.


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