FIFA president suspended

Sean Callaghan, Sports Reporter

Sepp Blatter, the President of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) has reportedly been suspended for ninety days. His suspension was due to theories of of a “disloyal” agreement between Blatter and Micheal Platini, head of UEFA or the head of the Union of European Football Associations.

Blatter is accused of making a payment to Platini of over $2 million sometime between January 1999 and June 2002. The Ethics committee of FIFA has been meeting several times throughout the week in Zurich, after Switzerland opened criminal proceedings against Blatter. The verdict of the meeting to decide the future for Sepp is pending. It is possible that corruption is involved and he has made other illegal deals.

Sepp Blatter is also recorded by a German magazine saying that he is “condemned without there being any evidence of wrongdoing”. The whole siuation is another piece of a huge FIFA corruption compilation. Many other FIFA officials and executives have been accepting bribes and bribing others at the same time to use their influence and power to change things like the country and cities in which upcoming tournaments such as the world cup will be hosted in the coming years.

Other presidents such of associations are making remarks about the future or demise of Blatter.  Clive Efford MP, Labour’s shadow sports minister, said: “Sepp Blatter’s term as Fifa president is due to end in March and it is not acceptable for him to return unless all of the investigations into corruption are completed and he is found innocent.”

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