Football: Payments made to Blatter were 'proper, fair'- Lawyer

A file picture dated 20 July 2015 of then Fifa president Joseph Blatter reacting while banknotes thrown by British Comedian Simon Brodkin hurtle through the air during a press conference following the extraordinary Fifa Executive Committee at the Fif
A file picture dated 20 July 2015 of then Fifa president Joseph Blatter reacting while banknotes thrown by British Comedian Simon Brodkin hurtle through the air during a press conference following the extraordinary Fifa Executive Committee at the Fifa headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. PHOTO: EPA

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Sepp Blatter's lawyer insisted Friday (June 3) that payments received by the disgraced former Fifa president were "proper, fair" after world football's governing body revealed he and two deputies awarded themselves over US$80 million (S$109 million) in often suspicious payments over the past five years.

"We look forward to showing Fifa that Mr Blatter's compensation payments were proper, fair and in line with the heads of major professional sports leagues around the world," Blatter's lawyer Richard Cullen said in a statement.