Fifa corruption probe: Sepp Blatter is being investigated by FBI, claims report

Just hours after Sepp Blatter was announced he was standing down as Fifa president, a report in the US media claimed he was the subject of a corruption inquiry by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The New York Times said that while Mr Blatter had in recent days sought to distance himself from the inquiry that had seen a number of his colleagues detained, a number of US officials had confirmed he was himself the subject of an inquiry.

The FBI failed to immediately respond to inquiries on Tuesday night. Mr Blatter has not made any comment on the reports.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    There will be no Justice. The way that lawyers like to drag things thru court taking forever, the old corksmoker will be long dead from natural causes.

  • eMan14

    To quote a somewhat recent ad… “This is a Bloody Big Deal” And I hope it mounts up to something.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Expect Hillary and Bill Clinton to bail him out. FIFA’s given vast sums of money to them.