Sepp Blatter Heckled During Speech On Corruption In Football


Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter was heckled on Friday as he delivered a speech on corruption in football.

The 80-year-old was addressing students at the University of Basel when he was interrupted by a small group of protestors who blew whistles and chanted.

They were soon ejected, with Blatter saying “shame on you” as they were removed from the premises.

The Swiss then said to the audience: “I am sorry. They are not coming for you, they are coming for me.”

Blatter was banned from football four months ago in connection with a payment made to Michel Platini.

They were initially suspended for eight years, with the punishments reduced to six in February for ‘services to football’.

After the commotion, Blatter later said he regrets not doing more to clean up FIFA but maintained he had done nothing wrong.

He added: “I do not regret what I have not done. I regret that I have not done enough to bring back FIFA on the right track.

“What is important is to say it was wrong to not have had enough power or energy – the will was there – to bring back FIFA on the right track.”