Fifa crisis: Blatter ‘discussed $10m World Cup payment with South African President’ – email

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.

  • Mr_bigstuff

    To my mind FIFA is a microcosm of the way Ontario is run by the Liberals – The same arrogance the blatant disregard for anyone but themselves and the smug I got mine attitude – The fact that it took the police 10+ years to get these FIFA thieves gives me hope – Perhaps all OPP members are not looking the other way and indeed are working towards bringing justice to the long suffering Ontario taxpayer – I keep telling my buddies that we will wake up one day and read of extensive OPP/Local police force raids and arrests on numerous MPPs and their fart catchers – C’mon OPP I haven’t given up on all of you- Go get ’em!

  • Hard Little Machine

    I still don’t care about any of this. So some old fat rich guys take bribes from third world tyrants to allow them to build sports arenas? Who cares?

  • Just because his finger was up his butt does not mean he was scratching his ass.

  • cmh

    kinda looks like Grandpa Munster