Darth Vadar, King Joffery and that evil Nazi dictator I forget the name of all crumble from power. Sepp Blatter however, remains a constant. Elected for a fifth time as the head honcho of football’s global governing body and with its reputation in tatters, eight of his disciples in the brig for bribery and corruption charges (a place where he could find himself if rumours are to be believed), he has a very arduous task of proving that Fifa isn’t a corrupt, money-grabbing, civil-rights neglecting, power-mongering state to the masses of supporting football bodies.
UEFA, aka Michel Platini has been very vocal in the last couple of days in regards to Sepp and FIFA given the news and involvement of the FBI team in USA. Platini, however is not the only one with a vocal opinion of the goings on in FIFA and with Sepp being elected yet again.
Here are some of the highlights from some prestigious talent across the Twitter-sphere.
— President of Russia (@KremlinRussia_E) May 30, 2015
David Gill in protest:
— Times of India (@timesofindia) May 30, 2015
People wanting him seeing the inside of a cell:
I don’t want to see Blatter resign. I want him arrested. And I want his punishment to be building stadiums in Qatar
— MartinDarko (@MartinDarko) May 30, 2015
Key opposition from Figo about FIFA:
— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) May 30, 2015
Phil McNulty with some quotes from former Tranmere boss Johnny King:
King near the end of the season: “We’re nearing land now. A bird has landed on deck with a twig in its mouth.” Beat that Blatter.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) May 30, 2015
Lastly, Gary Lineker on the hashtag #blatterout:
FIFA members should vote for the good of football, and get rid of a man who’s reigned over a corrupt organisation for too long. #BlatterOut
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 28, 2015