What a Surprise ... Not: Sepp's Got Resigner's Remorse
Sepp Blatter is like herpes.
He just keeps returning and he's very irritating when he does.
- In 2011, Blatter promised that would be his last campaign for the FIFA presidency.
- In 2015, after being re-elected again, he promised to resign because ... well ... he's turned FIFA into a well-oiled criminal enterprise and is getting called on it.
So, there was still skepticism about whether or not Blatter would actually turn in his keys.
Then came an article in Zürich's Schweiz am Sonntag:
In essence, FIFA's African and Asian delegates -- who've been pocketing stuffed envelopes under Blatter's reign -- have been pushing him to reconsider.
And why wouldn't they? Seems the Feds have contented themselves with reeling in bigger fish, so why veer away from the gravy train?
FIFA officials, who'd just seen the Swiss police carry off all sortsa hard drives from their building, hurriedly went into damage-control mode, making reference to Klaus Stöhlker, one of Blatter's henchmen:
|Klaus Stöhlker’s mandate from the Fifa president ended on 31 May 2015. The Fifa president would like to point to his remarks from 2 June.|
The assumption's been that if the head of the snake is cut off, FIFA will eventually recover. But with Blatter, no assumption is ironclad.
That special session can't come soon enough.