The disgraced former FIFA president even had the cheek to claim that the FA are the ones who do not respect fair play
Sepp Blatter has launched an amazing attack on English football — and accused the FA of being bad losers.
The disgraced former FIFA president even had the cheek to claim that the FA are the ones who do not respect fair play.
Blatter, 79, serving a six year ban from football, says the Football Association harbours a 42-year-old grudge from when Sir Stanley Rous lost the FIFA elections.
Blatter, in a interview with beIN Sports, said: “I am so surprised because it was in England where the beautiful game was organised and they have given this game something absolutely outstanding: fair play.
“Fair play means that you can learn to win, that’s easy, but you learn also to lose and I think in England they forgot the correct signification of fair play.
“I personally don’t have a problem with the English but they obviously have a problem with me but not only because they lost the World Cup for 2018.
“They have been in charge of all sports in the world until the 70s and 80s.
“It started that they lost their hegemony of sport leaders and the one that they will never forgive was (Joao) Havelange, who beat Sir Stanley Rous in June 1974. They will never forgive.
“They are a little bitter. When I came in as president, already when I was secretary general, they were. You cannot be the friend of everybody in the world. As secretary general perhaps it was easier than as president.”