Sepp Blatter holds a press-conference reacting to the just issued 8-year-ban from all things Football.
Sepp Blatter will give a press-conference at 5am ET. He will deliver his reaction to the 8-year ban that the independent Ethics Committee just announced.
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As reported the committee bans Sepp Blatter, President of FIFA and Michel Platini, Vice-President and member of the Executive Committee of FIFA and President of UEFA for 8 years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) on a national and international level. The bans come into force immediately.
Sepp Blatter arrived at the FIFA head-quarter amidst big reporter crowd. He has a big sticker on his face. Looks like he had a skin operation. The 79-year-old is likely going to fight the ban with all means. The Sepp Blatter Press-conference is schedule to begin at 11am CET / 5am ET.
Watch the Sepp Blatter press-conference live below courtesy of a live video feed from British newspaper The Telegraph. We will update this post with the highlights.
10:55 am CET: Reporters await Sepp Blatter. See gallery for the tumultuous scenes of the arrival of Blatter.
Update 11:10am CET: Sepp Blatter begins his press-conference with "To Say that this is a good day for me or FIFA, this would be totally wrong." He continues to talk about humanity and respect. He cites Nelson Mandela. Blatter complains that the media got informed before Blatter personally.
Update 11:15am CET: Blatter explains what the deal between him and Platini was. Blatter says there was an oral agreement with Platini about him getting paid later for his services at FIFA when he joined the organization.
Update 11:20am CET: Blatter said that the 2 Million CHF were due to Platini for his work for FIFA and not some unauthorized payment as the ethic committee concluded. Blatter said the payment was not a "gift" to Platini. He says he will fight the 8-year suspension.
Update 11:22am CET: Blatter and his lawyer will use all means inside and outside of FIFA to fight the ban. He explains that the fact that the 2 million are not in the books is not an ethics issue, but a financial proceeding issue.
Update 11:27am CET: Blatter feels that the committee has no right to ban the FIFA President. "I AM THE PRESIDENT"
The story of Blatter will continue as he keeps to be defiant.
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