Fifa official may sue BBC

Issa Hayatou, the FIFA vice-president accused by BBC Panorama of taking bribes, has threatened to sue the Corporation, reports Press Gazette.

Panorama claimed he accepted a £10,000 bribe in 1995, but he said the money was given to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) towards its 40th anniversary celebrations.

He said the programme would not affect his decision of whether or not to vote for England’s 2018 World Cup bid, but added: “I have got an appointment with my lawyers, I will talk to them and I will take it from there.”

(Source: Press Gazette)

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