Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has had his say on the controversy surrounding FIFA at the moment, following news of Sepp Blatter resigning from his post as president.
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Blatter announced his decision to step down during a surprise press conference on Tuesday afternoon, just days after being re-elected and was due to serve as president for another four years.
It was just last week where the football world was rocked as executives from FIFA were arrested on corruption charges in relation to alleged bribes over the course of the last 25 years (via Standard Sport).
FIFA’s reputation then took a further hit after it was revealed that secretary general Jerome Valcke’s had been involved in an alleged $10million (£6.5m) bribery payment after a letter instructing the same transaction that was addressed to him emerged in the early hours of Tuesday (via Standard Sport).
Now Nasri, who is on a post-season tour with the City squad in Los Angeles, has praised the US government when asked about the allegations surrounding FIFA:
“Seriously? Everyone knew about it,” the former Arsenal man told American broadcasters TMZ (via Standard Sport).
“Everyone knew FIFA was a little bit corrupt.”
“At the end of the day, it is a good thing what the American’s did,” Nasri added.