Blatter. Dasuki could learn a thing or two from this ninja. I don’t watch, support or care about football, but even I know there is something not right in the water when it comes to this man.
The FIFA president cannot seem to wash his hands clean. The day he isn’t using offensive language, he is stealing millions of dollars. When he’s not busy doing that, he’s turning the other way while his goons are stealing millions of dollars.
What amazes me about power is why people don’t just quit while they’re ahead. I watched it happen with Lance Armstrong and even now this septuagenarian is protesting his innocence when even my labradoodle knows he’s as bent as a nine bob note.
These men get to the zenith of their careers and have gotten away with so much for so long that they feel they’re untouchable. Right before they get touched. Like…all over. Just groped and disgraced for their dodgy shenanigans.
He may have done great things for the world of FIFA and football, but the flagrant disrespect for the law and complete arrogance means that after a 40-year relationship with the beautiful game, he will only be remembered as a greedy little man.
According to Yahoo Sport, Blatter and his old pal Michel Platini have finally been banned from football for eight years by FIFA’s Independent Ethics Committee.
The committee said in a statement that Blatter’s assertion that there had been an oral agreement between him and Platini over a £1.35m payment was not convincing.
As a result, it was determined that he had breached the rules on offering and accepting gifts and other benefits. Blatter is, of course, already appealing against the decision.
In a statement, the ethics committee, chaired by German judge Hans Joachim Eckert, said: “The adjudicatory chamber … has banned Mr Joseph S Blatter, President of FIFA, for eight years and Mr Michel Platini, Vice-President and member of the Executive Committee of FIFA and President of UEFA, for eight years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) on a national and international level.
“The bans come into force immediately. The proceedings against Mr Blatter primarily related to a payment of CHF 2,000,000 transferred in February 2011 from FIFA to Mr Platini.
“Mr Blatter, in his position as President of FIFA, authorised the payment to Mr Platini which had no legal basis in the written agreement signed between both officials on 25 August 1999.
“Neither in his written statement nor in his personal hearing was Mr Blatter able to demonstrate another legal basis for this payment.
“His assertion of an oral agreement was determined as not convincing and was rejected by the chamber.”
It also ensures that Blatter’s 40 year career at FIFA ends in disgrace. He had hoped to be reinstated in order to preside over the electoral congress that will select his successor.
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