'I forgive but I don't forget, says Fifa chief Blatter

(AGI) Zurich (Switzerland), May 30 - The day after winning hisfifth term as president of Fifa, Sepp Blatter took theopportunity to air his grievances. In an interview to a SwissTV network, he said he was shocked by the way the Americanjudicial system has targeted the world of football anddenounced the "hate" campaign promoted by the top executive ofEuropean football. "It is a hatred not only by one person atUEFA but by the organisation of UEFA that has not accepted thatI have been president since 1998," said the Fifa presidentwithout sparing criticisms

(AGI) Zurich (Switzerland), May 30 - The day after winning hisfifth term as president of Fifa, Sepp Blatter took theopportunity to air his grievances. In an interview to a SwissTV network, he said he was shocked by the way the Americanjudicial system has targeted the world of football anddenounced the "hate" campaign promoted by the top executive ofEuropean football. "It is a hatred not only by one person atUEFA but by the organisation of UEFA that has not accepted thatI have been president since 1998," said the Fifa presidentwithout sparing criticisms to UEFA president Michel Platini onthe day after the judicial upheaval led it to request hisresignation. When asked if he will ever be able to forgive,Blatter answered: "I forgive everyone but I don't forget.''Later, during the press conference on the day after hisre-election, Blatter added: "Our relations with UEFA? Also aEuropean official said we should be united. There is no needfor UEFA to be outside Fifa. It must be in Fifa. It needsFifa." He went on to assure that, in his office as FIFApresident, he will be neutral: "I am the President ofeverybody...and those associations that have been against me...this has no impact in my view for the future." Asked why hedidn't step back, he answered that the Congress had expressedits opinion in a vote that had judged him to be the rightperson to lead Fifa and to solve all these problems. . .