In a surprisingly smart move FIFA president Sepp Blatter has eased up on the arrogance and resigned amid the corruption scandal rocking the organization. Blatter was recently re-elected to his term as president–despite the scandal breaking days before the election–last week, but must have saw the writing on the wall over the weekend.
Speaking at a news conference in Zurich, Switzerland he announced a special election will be held and he will remain president until a successor is named. The election will be held sometime between between December 2015 and March 2016 according to the chairman of FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee, Domenico Scala.
Blatter did manage to acknowledge FIFA’s issues–although he managed to not take any responsibility–and feels they need to be fixed.
“FIFA needs profound restructuring,” he said. “Although members have given me the new mandate, this mandate does not seem to be supported by everyone. We will hold an extraordinary conference as soon as possible. A new president will be elected.”
Yeah, forget what I said about not being arrogant. Screw this guy, I’m glad he’s going to be gone soon.