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Suspended FIFA exec blasts Blatter

Monday, May 30, 2011 - 01:50

May 30 - FIFA executive Jack Warner expands on allegations against FIFA President Sepp Blatter after his own temporary suspension as part of a corruption inquiry. Jessica Gray reports.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) JACK WARNER, SENIOR FIFA EXECUTIVE "I said before FIFA will feel a tsunami coming, trust me you have not seen it yet, you have not seen the end of it, because at the end of the day (Sepp) Blatter has to be stopped." A senior FIFA executive blasts organization head Sepp Blatter. Jack Warner was provisionally suspended last week by FIFA's ethics committee along with Asian Football Confederation President Mohamed Bin Hammam over bribery allegations. But Warner denies any wrongdoing and accuses Blatter himself of offering 1 million dollars to delegates of the North, Central American and Caribbean confederation in May during his run for FIFA's presidency. Warner says he has emails proving Blatter's deceit. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JACK WARNER, SENIOR FIFA EXECUTIVE "You don't have to believe me, you don't have to like me, nobody has to eat with me, drink with me or sleep with me but Jesus Christ, take the truth when you see it." Blatter was cleared of any wrongdoing by FIFA's ethics committee on May 29. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FIFA ETHICS COMMITTEE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN PETRUS DAMASEB, EXPLAINING WHY FIFA PRESIDENT SEPP BLATTER WAS NOT SUSPENDED "The committee is satisfied that in respect of Mr Sepp Blatter, president of FIFA, the article 129 threshold which suggest that does appear to be an infringement of the code of conduct has not been met. And therefore no investigation is warranted or will be continued by the committee against him." However, Warner and Bin Hammam are still under investigation. The allegations forced Bin Hamman to drop out of the leadership race, allowing the 75-year-old Swiss to run unopposed for FIFA's presidency on Wednesday. This will be Blatter's fourth term as FIFA president. Jessica Gray, Reuters

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Suspended FIFA exec blasts Blatter

Monday, May 30, 2011 - 01:50