Sepp Blatter, the head of football’s world governing body, personally discussed a $10 million “bribe” now at the centre of corruption allegations over the 2010 World Cup bidding with Thabo Mbeki, the then South African President, an email seen by the Telegraph suggests.
The disclosure prompted Fifa to admit Mr Blatter, who announced his resignation amid a spiralling scandal last week, knew about the payment.
But it claimed that although he and other senior officials had “information” about it this did not constitute any “involvement”.
They knew about it, but weren’t involved? Yea that’s the ticket.