Geneva: Bayern Munich and European Club Association (ECA) president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has retracted the remarks he made about FIFA president Sepp Blatter in an interview with a Swiss magazine last month.
"I spoke with Joseph Blatter on the phone last week. It wasn't my intention to speak in such aggressive terms. I retract the comments, they were not very fair," he said at a press conference following the ECA's 7th general assembly in Geneva.
In the interview published in Bilanz, Rummenigge compared the FIFA president with the ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.