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On TV at 1500GMT: Fifa's ethics proceedings against Sepp Blatter

Nuala McGovern Nuala McGovern | 11:41 UK time, Friday, 27 May 2011

"I cannot comment on the proceedings that have been opened against me. The facts will speak for themselves."

They are the words of Sepp Blatter, Fifa president who now faces an ethics inquiry by Fifa. We're getting ready to discuss the proceedings against Mr. Blatter on World TV beginning at 1500GMT. What's your reaction to the news? We hope you'll get in touch.


We discussed this topic also on the lunchtime edition of World Have Your Say on 27 May 2011. Listen to the podcast.

The governing body of world football, Fifa, has opened ethics proceedings against the organisation's president, Sepp Blatter as part of a widening inquiry into alleged bribery.

The action follows a charge by Mohamed Bin Hammam, his rival in next week's presidency election, that Blatter knew about alleged cash payments. You can read Fifa's statement here.

Mr Blatter is to appear at a hearing of the organisation's ethic's committee on Sunday, following a complaint from another board member.

Bin Hammam and vice-president Jack Warner will also be at Sunday's hearing to answer charges of bribery. They face allegations from executive committee member Chuck Blazer that they offered bribes at a meeting of the Caribbean Football Union on 10/11 May. What's your reaction to this news, get in touch for our 1100GMT show.

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