Hope Solo accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault at awards ceremony

12 November, 2017, 01:23 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • Solo accuses Blatter of sexual assault at Ballon d'Or awards

In an interview published Friday in the Portuguese newspaper Expresso, the former goalkeeper for the USA women's national team recounted what happened at the Ballon d'Or awards in 2013 in Zurich.

Just before decorated American soccer player Hope Solo walked out to give an award, the former head of Federation Internationale de Football Association allegedly grabbed her bottom.

Solo, in an interview with a Portuguese newspaper said that Sepp Blatter grabbed her ass.

36 year old Solo, who now plays for Seattle Reign FC in the US National Women's Soccer League, says in the interview in Expresso, to be published on Saturday, that she "had Sepp Blatter grab my ass".

The assault happened just seconds before she 2 went on stage to present the Federation Internationale de Football Association women's world player of the year award which her teammate Abby Wambach won.

Disgraced former Federation Internationale de Football Association chief Blatter, via his spokesman, described the allegation as "ridiculous".


The Guardian contacted the player to expand on what had happened and she told them: "I was in shock and completely thrown off". "I had to submit to my co-fellow [Abby Wambach, victor of the Golden Ball 2013, editor's note] the biggest prize of his career, and celebrate with it this time, so I dedicated all my attention", she also added. "[Sexual harassment] has been normalised".

"For years, in the past, female players date and end up marrying their college coaches, which obviously a coach should not be doing, especially with a young player". "I've seen it not just with coaches". I didn't get to tell him directly "don't ever touch me".

For the past few days, I have been thinking about all the uncomfortable situations myself and/or my teammates have experienced throughout the years with trainers, doctors, coaches, executives and even teammates.

"I'm actually very disappointed with the women who haven't spoken about it in the sports world..." And I wish more female athletes would speak out about their own experiences. "After [the ceremony] I have not seen and have not been able to confront it", said the sport.

Blatter was suspended as head of soccer's governing body for six years following allegations of widespread corruption in a scandal that came to light in 2015.

Blatter also famously argued in 2004 that players could boost the popularity of the women's game by wearing tighter shorts.

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