Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has reacted strongly to the news that criminal proceedings have been brought against his successor, Gianni Infantino, saying FIFA’s ethics commission has no option but to suspend him.
Swiss authorities revealed on Thursday that proceedings had been launched against Infantino by a special prosecutor, with the investigation focusing on meetings between Infantino and Swiss Atorney General Michael Lauber. Both men have denied any wrongdoing in the case.
But the commencement of criminal proceedings has led Infantino’s predecessor to go public with his view on the situation as he called for his successor to be suspended.
“For me, the situation is clear, that the FIFA ethics committee has to open a case against Mr. Infantino and so it has to suspend him,” Blatter told Reuters. (RT)