Legendary Frenchman unhappy after dropping out of FIFA presidency race…Former French footballer David Ginola claims has taken a swipe at FIFA after he was forced to drop out of the presidential race as was nearly devoured by ‘sharks’ who run world football, CaughtOffside reports.
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Ginola had to drop out of the race for the presidency of FIFA after failing to receive a single nomination from any of the 209 member countries after being backed by bookmakers Paddy Power to challenge Sepp Blatter.
“I put my toes in the shark-infested waters and my limbs are still intact, although I don’t know how. I was surrounded by white sharks, tiger sharks, bull sharks, the dangerous ones,” he said.
The former Tottenham and Newcastle winger laid the blame at the door of FIFA and UEFA presidents Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini as he feels their followers were simply told to slam their door in his face after he had a series of meetings cancelled at the 11th hour.
Ginola added, “The game is vicious. People started to realise we were on the right path, saying the right things.
“That was when the doors started to close.
“Some very powerful people are there, dictating the game.”