‘Punching ball’ Blatter vows to Fight eight-year FIFA ban

Joseph Blatter has pledged to fight the eight-year ban handed down to him by FIFA’s Ethics Committee with all means at his disposal. He also reiterated earlier assertions that he had done nothing wrong.

The FIFA president told reporters at a press conference in Zurich on Monday that he would take his case to the Lausanne-based sports court and the regular Swiss justice system in a bid to get his ban on all football-related activities overturned.

“I will fight, for me, for FIFA,” said Blatter. “Banned eight years, for what?” he asked.

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“So therefore with my lawyer, I will use the sporting justice now to go forward. We go immediately once again to the (FIFA) Appeal Committee, to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, we go also to the Swiss (court),” he said.