London, Oct.7 : FIFA’s embattled president Sepp Blatter has described Swiss criminal investigation against him as ‘outrageous’, and insisted that he will fight for himself until next year’s presidential election.
Reflecting his views on the issue, Blatter said that he was being condemned without any solid evidence against him, and expressed that he hopes to get justice immediately, the Guardian reported.
He further said that the situation was not at all pleasing, but insisted that it was just an investigation and not an indictment.
The criminal proceedings against Blatter in the corruption scandal has plunged the world football’s governing body into an unprecedented crisis.
Subsequently, the US-based sponsors such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Visa and Budweiser had called on the 79-year-old FIFA head to step down from the post.
But, Blatter, who was re-elected for a fifth term in May, has insisted that he would remain in the post until the election of his successor on February 26.
FIFA’s reputation took a severe beating after 14 sports marketing executives and football officials, including several from Zurich-based FIFA , were indicted by the United States in late May over corruption charges. (ANI)