Putin: Blatter deserves Nobel prize

Sepp Blatter (AFP)
Sepp Blatter (AFP)

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter, embroiled in a string of corruption scandals, should be given the Nobel Peace Prize.

"That is someone who should be given the Nobel Peace Prize," Putin said of the FIFA boss who is facing corruption allegations over his management of the world footballing body. 

"His contribution to the global humanitarian sphere is colossal," the Russian leader said.

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