Vladimir Putin: Sepp Blatter Deserves Nobel Prize, Not Personally Corrupt

Sepp Blatter’s not the popular figure in the soccer world right now, but the embattled FIFA president might take comfort in knowing he has Vladimir Putin’s support.

Putin launched a timely defense of Blatter on Monday in an interview with Swiss broadcaster RTS, according to Reuters. Putin, Russia’s president, doubts Blatter had any personal involvement in the corruption and bribery scandal that has shaken FIFA. In fact, Putin thinks Blatter’s stewardship of FIFA...

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