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Blatter: it’s in fashion to bash FIFA

Answering questions at a University of Basel seminar ‘Reforming FIFA – the way forward?/ on Friday (15 April), former FIFA president Sepp Blatter was not to be drawn on corruption within the organisation.

He repeated his claims that it was just North and South Americans who had taken part in corruption within their confederations, and he had had no control over their acts.

But he did say that FIFA-bashing had become a new fashion and it was unfair to the new president.

“Bashing FIFA is now ‘a la mode,’ ‘a la mode,’ it’s like the new fashion,” Blatter told the students. “Just bashing FIFA, that’s good. Now Gianni (Infantino) is there, they are bashing Gianni. And that is not correct, it is not right, he has nothing to do on this, FIFA he has taken.”

Blatter also urged FIFA and other sports governing bodies to end racism by taking direct action.

“With racism, we haven’t had the courage so far, any committee of any association. Not to suspend, let’s say that the people cannot come to the stadia, play to an empty stadia. Just deduct points or eliminate a team in a cup competition and it will stop immediately. And nobody has made it, nobody. They don’t have the courage to do so,” he said.

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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