Blatter gets cow, milks support at home charity event
ULRICHEN, Switzerland (AP) Sepp Blatter was given a cow but gave little away about FIFA business at his annual charity football tournament on Saturday.
A cow called Colombo was a gift to Blatter from the village authority at his family's ancestral home of Ulrichen.
Blatter quipped in Swiss-German dialect to 250 spectators that he would keep the cow ''to see lots of little Colombos'' in future.
For the 18th year, the FIFA president hosted a tournament for local teams that typically brings football greats to the remote mountain village in Valais canton (state).
Blatter invited Michel Platini, who came to Ulrichen in 2013, but the current favorite in the FIFA election on Feb. 26 couldn't attend.
Blatter repeatedly declined comment on FIFA's legal and election issues in a news conference with international media.