Diego Maradona angry at anarchy inside FIFA under Sepp Blatter
Last Updated: 05/05/15 7:32am
Diego Maradona has launched a scathing attack on FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
The Argentina great claims football's governing body has descended into anarchy under the 79-year-old, who is bidding for a fifth term as president.
Maradona says he will do all he can to help Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein win the FIFA presidency, even though the Jordanian royal hinted at pulling out of the race earlier on Monday.
Speaking at the Soccerex Asian Forum in Amman, Maradona said: "If I didn’t believe that he (Prince Ali) would be a good president, I wouldn’t be here.
"As the football world knows, inside FIFA there is total anarchy, where there is only one man who decides everything.
"But he knows absolutely nothing. Therefore it is time for a change. And it is so because even his colleagues should actually advise him to leave."
"As the football world knows, inside FIFA there is total anarchy, where there is only one man who decides everything. But he knows absolutely nothing. Therefore it is time for a change."
Maradona is sure the sport would be harmed further if Blatter wins the election and would like to see a true reformer take charge.
"He has done a lot of damage to football since he has been there. It’s time for him to step aside and let us, who are full of strength, renovate football." Maradona added.
“First we didn’t know where the World Cup was going to be held. Then we found out that after Brazil it was Russia and then Qatar.
“Without any doubt whatsoever Blatter is scared. Blatter is scared. He’s scared of being left out of his share of the cake.
“That is what really annoys someone like me, who has played in four World Cups. I was chasing the ball, Blatter is chasing champagne.”