Argentine football great Diego Maradona on Wednesday applauded the arrest of top FIFA officials in an anti-corruption sting, and warned that Sepp Blatter, the president of world football’s governing body, may be next.
Maradona said he was “enjoying” the news of the arrest of seven officials, including two FIFA vice-presidents, in a dawn raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich.
They face deportation to the United States on charges of accepting more than $150 million in bribes, and the outspoken former star said Blatter could follow in their footsteps.
“Watch out, Blatter may have to go the United States to explain himself. They’ve been after him for 10 years,” he told Buenos Aires radio station La Red.
The crackdown came two days before Blatter seeks a fifth term as the head of the multi-billion-dollar organization.
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