Fifa head uses Twitter to reject rumours

2011-09-14 12:54

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has used Twitter to dismiss suggestions he will stand aside early to let Uefa counterpart Michel Platini take over the governing body of world football.

Blatter tweets that “the existence of a reported ‘deal’ between me and Michel Platini for the Fifa presidency is pure nonsense”, and adds “the suggestion that I intend to stop my four-year mandate before its end is simply ridiculous”.

Unsourced reports of a deal were published today ahead of a strategy meeting involving Uefa’s 53 member countries in Cyprus next week.

Blatter began posting on Twitter at last year’s Fifa Soccer World Cup in South Africa and his support for vuvuzelas became a global story.

His 100-plus tweets since then have been more cautious.

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