Putin on Sepp Blatter:
“Sepp Blatter is a very respected person. He has done a lot to develop world football. We should give him the Nobel peace prize.”
What an image:
Sepp Blatter speaks:
“I am not corrupt. I believe I will go to heaven one day.”
“I have been reflecting deeply about my presidency and about the forty years in which my life has been inextricably bound to FIFA and the great sport of football. I cherish FIFA more than anything and I want to do only what is best for FIFA and for football. I felt compelled to stand for re-election, as I believed that this was the best thing for the organisation. That election is over but FIFA’s challenges are not. FIFA needs a profound overhaul. While I have a mandate from the membership of FIFA, I do not feel that I have a mandate from the entire world of football – the fans, the players, the clubs, the people who live, breathe and love football as much as we all do at FIFA. Therefore, I have decided to lay down my mandate at an extraordinary elective Congress. I will continue to exercise my functions as FIFA President until that election.”
One is an egotistical dinosaur with an eye for a cover up, who refuses to modernise. The other is the President of FIFA.
Only a matter of time for Sepp Blatter now…