London: FIFA president Sepp Blatter has hit out at portrayals of world football's governing body as a corrupt cabal of ruthless parasites.
In a speech Friday to the Oxford Union debating society at Britain's prestigious Oxford University, the 77-year-old said FIFA was more Robin Hood than Bond villain.
"Perhaps you think I am a ruthless parasite sucking the lifeblood out of the world and out of football! The Godfather of the FIFA gravy train! An out-of-touch, heartless schmoozer!" he said, according to The Independent newspaper.