Blatter 'betrayed' by FIFA ethics court

Zurich - Sepp Blatter said he had been "betrayed" by a FIFA ethics court which suspended him for eight years on Monday and was "astonished" that judges rejected evidence in his defence.

Blatter had argued that the 2 million Swiss francs he authorised to Michel Platini in 2011 was legitimate following an oral contract, but FIFA judges said evidence of such a contract was "not convincing and was rejected".

Blatter, speaking in English, said the ethics committee "deny an evidence and they try to build something up which is not true... Something that is not true cannot be proven".

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