Hoeness says Blatter should go

2012-01-05 12:53

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has called for Joseph Blatter to resign or be removed as president of world football governing body Fifa.

Hoeness told Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung in an interview marking his 60th birthday today that Blatter should step down in view of continuing corruption scandals affecting Fifa.

“The latest incidents finally show for me that Blatter should not again be given the time until the end of his office,” he said.

Hoeness’s comments follow reported allegations from former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner that he was given television rights for a nominal sum in return for supporting Blatter’s presidential campaign.

“Every week there is something new,” Hoeness said.

“Blatter has to clearly declare in the next 12 months how he wants to dry out this swamp (of corruption), and if he doesn’t then the possibility has to be created to have him removed.”

Fifa made no comment on the interview.

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