FIFA Boss Blatter Facing 90-Day Suspension

Sepp Blatter - AFP

Blatter! Blatter!! Blatter!!! Making how many times now that we’ve called you? How can one old man get into so much trouble like this? We’ve never seen this kind of thing before o.

President of  FIFA, Joseph Blatter, attends the press conference following the meeting of the FIFA executive comittee in Zurich, on March 21, 2013.  AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON        (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images)

According to the BBC, members of FIFA’s ethics committee have recommended the 90-day sanction against the 79 year old Swiss Fifa boss after the Swiss attorney general opened criminal proceedings against Blatter.

Blatter is accused of signing a contract “unfavourable” to football’s governing body and making a “disloyal payment” to UEFA president Michel Platini.

Michel Platini
UEFA president – Michel Platini

Blatter, who has run Fifa since 1998, and Platini, who wants to succeed him, deny any wrongdoing.

The ethics committee had been meeting in Zurich since Monday and have yet to make a decision on Platini, 60.

The investigation is centred on allegations believed to be around a 2005 TV rights deal between Fifa and Jack Warner, the former president of Concacaf, the governing body of football in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Jack Warner, Concacaf boss
Jack Warner, Concacaf boss

It is also examining a payment of two million Swiss francs (£1.35m) that Platini received in 2011 for working for Blatter. He claims it was “valid compensation” for work carried out more than nine years previously.

Well, the money involved is a lot, but…he could have just asked Diezani nicely, she might have been able to help out.

Blatter, if you manage to get out of this one, can you please try and behave yourself? Thank you.

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