Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has blasted Hope Solo’s claims he groped her in 2013 as “absurd”.
Sepp Blatter was accused of grabbing the former USA international’s backside at the Ballon d’Or awards bash four years ago.
But AP claim that Blatter has rejected those claims this morning after Solo told Portuguese newspaper Expresso he “grabbed my ass” at the prestigious event.
Hope Solo said: “I was in shock and completely thrown off.
“I had to quickly pull myself together to present my team-mate with the biggest award of her career and celebrate with her in that moment, so I completely shifted my focus to Abby.”
Representatives for Blatter, who was forced to quit his role as football’s most-powerful man in 2015 amid a bribery scandal, immediately denied the star’s claims as “ridiculous” before he spoke to AP this morning.