In 2012, U.S. forward Alex Morgan said that Blatter failed to recognize her during that year's Ballon d'Or, even though she was one of three nominees for the women's Player of the Year.
Former FIFA President Joseph "Sepp" Blatter became the latest high-profile men to be accused of sexual assault after former Washington Huskies and Seattle Reign FC goalie Hope Solo said he grabbed her at an award ceremony.
She said it occurred just before she presented the women's player of the year award at the Ballon D'or in Switzerland.
In an interview with Portuguese paper Expresso that will run Saturday, the 36-year-old Solo, a Richland native, said Blatter assaulted her just before both of them took the stage at the 2012 Ballon d'Or awards, according to The Guardian.
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.
Blatter dismissed Solo's claims, telling the Guardian newspaper that the allegation "is ridiculous".
Speaking about her own incident, Solo explained what happened to her at the prestigious trophy ceremony during the interaction with Blatter. She had to pull herself together quickly to give the award to Wambach. In the case of Sepp Blatter, I got on the stage, I was nervous, I presented the Ballon d'or. "[Sexual harassment] has been normalised".
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 wish more women, especially in football, would speak against it, about the experiences, because some of those people still work [in football]".
The 81-year-old was in charge of world football's governing body between 1998 and 2015, at which point he was forced to resign due to a corruption scandal and banned from all football activity for six years. "I don't know why more players don't speak out".
"I'm actually very disappointed with the women who haven't spoken about it in the sports world", Solo told Expresso. She said she hasn't seen him since. In 2004, he landed in hot water after saying women's soccer should use sex appeal as a way to grow the game.
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