Sepp Blatter: I will go to heaven one day

FIFA president Sepp Blatter insists that he is clean when it comes to fraud and believes he will go to heaven one day.

Fourteen individuals of football’s world governing body were accused last month of corruption over bids for major events in the past 24 years.

Blatter publicly announced last month that he will step down from the FIFA presidency following the issue but is adamant that he has not committed any crime during his time in charge.

“I have a clean conscience,” he said in an interview with German magazine Bunte.

“If somebody accuses me of being corrupt, I ask him whether he knows the meaning of that word. Whoever calls me corrupt will have to prove it, but nobody can prove that because I am not corrupt.”

He stated that he is always open to positive criticism which will help him grow, but anybody who labels him as corrupt should be sent to jail.

Blatter also added the crisis has made him more spiritual.

“My faith has given me strength during the last week. I am a religious person and pray, too. I own a golden cross that has been blessed by Pope Francis. I believe I will go to heaven one day. But I believe there is no hell. I disagree with the Pope on that.”

FIFA confirmed few days ago that Blatter will not attend the Women’s World Cup final in Canada this weekend.

Blatter has been presenting the trophy to the winners at every Women’s World Cup since he became president but his appearance is doubtful with him still being under FBI’s investigation regarding the ongoing football-related corruption case.

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