Gianni Infantino rails at ‘fake news’ stories and ‘Fifa-bashing’


• Football governing body president makes combative speech at congress
• Infantino blames media for distorting attempts to rebuild organisation

Gianni Infantino, the president of Fifa which has been devastated by an unprecedented series of multimillion dollar corruption scandals, has attacked “fake news” and alleged media “Fifa bashing” in his address to the congress in Bahrain on Thursday.

In a highly combative speech, despite further damage done to Fifa’s credibility and reputation for anti-corruption following the abrupt removal this week of both ethics committee chairmen, Infantino blamed the media for distorting the coverage of his attempts to rebuild the scandal-hit organisation. He said: “Sadly, the truth is not necessarily what is true, but what people believe. There is a lot of fake news and alternative facts about Fifa circulating. Fifa bashing has become a national sport in some countries.”

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Source: Football News
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