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Sepp Blatter on corruption in FIFA: ‘I am pure to the bone’

“I know what I have done and what I have not done,” said Sepp Blatter in an interview with the BBC. He denied once again the allegations of corruption. ‘I have my conscience and I know that I am an honorable guy. I am pure to the bone.”

FIFA president Sepp Blatter © AFP

The resigning FIFA president Sepp Blatter has all the allegations against systematic corruption in football resolutely rejected. He also explains all the personal accusations down beside her. “I know what I have done and what I have not done. I have my conscience and I know that I am an honorable guy. I am pure to the bone”, said the Swiss president of the Wereldvoetbalbond Monday in an interview for the British television station BBC.

‘No corruption in football, or between individuals’

“The football association is not corrupt”, underlined the 79-year-old Blatter. “There is no corruption in football, there is corruption between individuals. It’s the people, that is the issue. I can’t take the moral responsibility for those individuals.”

Sepp Blatter was at the end of may elected for a fifth term as chairman of the wereldvoetbalbond. Some time later, the Swiss still are saying goodbye. “That did I to the FIFA to protect. I myself have needed any protection, I am strong enough. I can still have a lot of respect count for all the FIFA and I football have done. The FIFA is the victim of a tsunami of allegations, but will be stronger come true. How long it will take I do not know, I am no prophet, but eventually the world will realize that I the FIFA a good job done. I am a good man, even though there are some who find non. You can now once not to appease everybody.”

In the edge of the FIFA congress that led to the re-election of Blatter were seven hooggerangschikte officials within the FIFA arrested. In Switzerland and in the United States at this time, investigations on suspicion of corruption against the seven suspects. “They were arrested for activities within their confederation, not within the FIFA,” Blatter.

The successor of Blatter will on February 26, 2016. The big favorite is the Frenchman Michel Platini, who is currently the European football association (UEFA). (Belga/JH)

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