Saturday, 11 November 2017

US football star Hope Solo accuses former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexual assault



US football star Hope Solo has accused former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexual assault.
 
The 36-year-old goalkeeper said the 81-year-old Blatter grabbed her backside at the 2013 Ballon d'Or ceremony.
 
 
"Sepp Blatter grabbed my ass, it was a few years ago at the Ballon d'Or ceremony just before I got on stage," she told the Portuguese newspaper Expresso on the sidelines of the Web Summit in Lisbon.


A spokesman for the disgraced former FIFA chief, who was president of world football's governing body from 1998 to 2015 until being banned for corruption, said the claim was "ridiculous".


Blatter was banned from football for six years when the corruption scandal broke.


The US-Swiss investigation is still ongoing, with more than 40 people charged.




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