Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sepp Out!

Right after being elected to a fifth term as FIFA president, Sepp Blatter announced his resignation.
Not only did the corruption charges in world soccer prove too hot for him to handle, he is now under investigation in the United States.  It seems highly ironic that the country less interested in soccer than any other (with the possible exception of Canada) has triggered the investigation necessary to root out corruption in the sport.  The slogan behind Blatter and the lectern (is the bottle from a soft-drink sponsor?) seems like a cruel joke.
George Walker Bush once said that most Americans (himself included, I'm sure) don't appreciate what a big deal soccer is in the rest of the world.  I think we're about to find out.   

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