The cover of the latest issue of Private Eye shows beleaguered/embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter showing his hands, which appear to be covered in oil. The speech bubble has him saying, 'My hands are clean!'
The cover illustrates a common English idiom. If you say that someone's hands are clean or that someone has clean hands, you mean that they have done nothing wrong. • "I am not worried about the investigators checking me out," he said. "My hands are clean." The joke is that while Blatter protests his innocence in the speech bubble, his hands are dirty, telling a different story. In fact, he is currently under investigation following the corruption scandal that has rocked world football.