Blat­ter ac­cu­sa­tion

Marlborough Express - - SPORT -

For­mer US women’s goal­keeper Hope Solo has told a Por­tuguese news­pa­per that exFifa Pres­i­dent Sepp Blat­ter sex­u­ally as­saulted her at the Bal­lon d’Or awards cer­e­mony in 2013. In an in­ter­view pub­lished in the Ex­presso, Solo said Blat­ter grabbed her bot­tom shortly be­fore the two ap­peared on­stage at the an­nual foot­ball awards event. Blat­ter told The Guardian news­pa­per: ‘‘This al­le­ga­tion is ridicu­lous.’’

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