Sepp Blatter quits as Fifa president

Full coverage of the Fifa media conference in Zurich after Fifa’s president stands down after 17 years following the latest corruption scandal

  • Icebow

    Thinks: “I’ve been Loretta Lynched”.

    • Good;)

    • Norman_In_New_York

      I hope Lynch proceeds to now dig up incriminating dirt on the International Olympic Committee. There is something about it that generates an unpleasant odor.

      • Icebow

        Seems a bright girl. Shame she’s not a Republican.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I can’t help thinking this comes on the heels of the ‘revelation’ of just how many tens of millions of dollars FIFA gave to Hillary Clinton.

    • Exile1981

      I was thinking the same thing, this whole investigation will lead back to Hilalry some how because Vallery and Obummer want to sink Hillary’s chances in 2016.

      • Palidor

        Hillary still has the NY banks (and their money) behind her.

  • truepeers

    Unless they elect someone who tells Qatar to forget about hosting, FIFA is still dead to me.

    • Yes, that would be the sign of true change of heart on FIFA’s part. The Qatar selection must have been crooked, considering the temperatures there.

      • truepeers

        Plus it’s a terrorist funding and propagandising, drug dealing, slave labour regime.

        • Yes, they have plenty of money to throw around.
          We are all guilty of their sins, to the extent that we have used energy made in Muslim countries to run our cars etc. There ought to be a movement to boycott energy from the region, so that these savages return to their original desert goat raising occupations and stop messing up the world.
          After all, we do prefer ‘fairtrade’ bananas or mangoes, or ‘stewardship’ fish or wood, etc. – so why not look at the source and consequences of fuel?

          • Exile1981

            The problem is that the same groups who push the fair trade coffee and fruit are also the ones leading the campaign against north American sources of oil. Very suspicious.

          • Yes, it is bizarre – logically. But not so much, when you consider that many of these people are left orientated. This means that they have a blind-spot when it comes to the mid-east and Islam. It still remains true that it is we in the West who have enriched the Arabs and are to blame. Of course, Japan and China are big customers too nowadays.

        • truepeers

          Leave the Muslim Brotherhood to play with their own balls!

    • Clausewitz

      Not to mention over 1,000 dead in Qatar from immigrant workers through industrial accidents. The whole world of soccer stinks of corruption. They haven’t even gotten to the game fixing and gambling scandals yet.

    • That would be the best move they could make.

  • Palidor

    Well Sepp did what he had to do. The vote on Israel was withdrawn and he overruled the amendment to refer the matter to the U.N. He won the election against Prince Ali (Fabulous he, Al Ababwa) who ran a campaign on transparency and fighting endemic corruption. Job done Sepp can now retire and live out the rest of his ill-gotten days.

    This FIFA debacle demonstrates that any contact with America puts you at risk of U.S. law. In addition, U.S. law has a strange understanding of conspiracy. In Canada you need to agree to the conspiracy and either help initiate or recruit members. In other words you need to commit an overt act to help the conspiracy. In the U.S all they need to prosecute you is to have someone finger you and declare that you agreed to a general intent to commit a crime. No actual crime is required.

    Obviously, conspiracy is very dangerous in the U.S. for they do not need to prove you did anything. The fact that they chose not to charge slimey Sepp is very telling in and of itself.