Reality Bites; Blatter's Sepping Down
Why would I step down? That would mean I recognise that I did wrong.
Well, how about when the FBI and the Swiss -- the Swiss! -- recognize it?
Dr Seuss clearly had a premonition. Hit it, Emily:
And who wrote his swan song? Captain Obvious?
The tipping point was clearly the conveniently leaked info about a smoking gun that had the fingerprints of Blatter's No 2 -- Jérôme Valcke -- all over it. There's no way any of his FIFA-related financial moves would not have had Blatter's approval.
News of that leak probably put paid to Blatter's risky trip to North America for the Women's World Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup in July. When its full impact finally registered, that's what no doubt put paid to Blatter's reign.
But if history has taught anything in times like this, it's to keep the pressure on until the dude's out the door. Remember this speech?
That special session can't come soon enough.
Blatter won't truly be gone until he's truly gone.