Sepp Blatter plans to sue FIFA, Gianni Infantino for damaging his reputation

first_imgMOST READ Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives to the hotel St Regis in Moscow, on June 19, 2018, during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV / AFP)Former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter plans to sue world football’s governing body and his successor for allegedly spreading “false information” and damaging his reputation, according to a news report published Wednesday.“I will take legal actions against Gianni Infantino and FIFA,” Blatter told Swiss news magazine Weltwoche.ADVERTISEMENT And he questioned the channels through which the payment had come to prosecutors’ attention four years later, saying he suspected Infantino.“The way my successor has treated me is incomprehensible, given that he took over a very profitable organisation,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard LATEST STORIES LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books He alleged that FIFA had spread “fake information and a deceitful representation” of the facts.Among other things, he challenged allegations that following the 2014 World Cup in Brazil he had received a bonus of 12 million Swiss francs ($12 million, 10.5 million euros).“Information that I received this bonus is false,” he said.He also charged that false allegations had been made about his pension, and lamented that FIFA had failed to hand back his belongings confiscated after his suspension, including a valuable watch collection and personal documents.Blatter, whose is serving a six-year ban from world football, also insisted that a $2-million payment he authorized in 2011 to Michel Platini, former head of UEFA and his one-time heir apparent, had been handled correctly.ADVERTISEMENT NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu “I’ve had it. Enough is enough,” he said.The 83-year-old former president was suspended from FIFA in 2015 amid a gigantic corruption scandal that rocked world football to its core.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBut he claimed in Wednesday’s interview that statements issued by FIFA regarding alleged payments he had received contained false information.“The information and the different statements issued by FIFA regarding my income are untrue and have therefore been detrimental to my reputation,” he said. PBA D-League: Petron-Letran routs Batangas-EAC, awaits fate of playoff bid Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card View commentslast_img read more