Sunday September 20, 2020

In pursuit of Blatter and the Fifa financial fiasco

Award-winning journalist Andrew Jennings has spent 15 years investigating the head of Fifa

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

13th December, 2015
Fifa: billions of dollars have been used to bestow largesse on national associations and in return secure a kind of feudal loyalty Picture: Getty

Fifteen years is a long time to pursue and to be pursued. It takes a toll.

Award-winning journalist Andrew Jennings, the scourge of football’s world governing body and its leader, Sepp Blatter, admits as such at the beginning of his BBC documentary, ‘Fifa, Sepp Blatter and Me’, which was broadcast last week.

“For the past 15 years we’ve been on an extraordinary journey together. I have investigated Fifa’s dodgy decisions while...

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