Embattled FIFA president, Sepp Blatter has challenged his critics to prove that he is corrupt and that anyone who accuses him of corruption deserves to go to jail.
The 79-year-old cast uncertainty over his intentions last week by stating “I have not resigned, I put my mandate in the hands of an extraordinary congress.” has been urged to stick to his resignation.
“I have a clean conscience,” he said. “If somebody accuses me of being corrupt, I ask him whether he knows the meaning of that word. Whoever calls me corrupt will have to prove it, but nobody can prove that because I am not corrupt.
“I am open to correct or positive criticism. I can use that to reconsider if I need to change in the future. But if anybody calls me corrupt because FIFA is corrupt, I can only shake my head. Everybody who says something like that should go to jail.
“My faith has given me strength during the last week. I am a religious person and pray, too. I own a golden cross that has been blessed by Pope Francis. I believe I will go to heaven one day. But I believe there is no hell. I disagree with the pope on that.”