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Without a wink of remorse, Blatter celebrates FIFA's fifth re-election victory

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 00:20 UTC
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Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term on Friday after the only other candidate conceded defeat after a first round of voting in an election overshadowed by allegations of corruption in world soccer. Blatter's victory came despite demands that he quit in the face of a major bribery scandal being investigated by US, Swiss and other law enforcement agencies. Read full article

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  • GeoffWard2

    Brasil-FIFA has 'escaped' back to Brasil,
    presumably so Dilma can do the honourable thing and let Dilma give back the millions of $Real handed over in corruption during the World Cup.

    May 30th, 2015 - 12:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Devonian

    He was voted in by the voting blocks of Africa, Asia and S. America - where corruption is the daily norm in politics and much of the rest of everyday life. They are all more than happy to see Blatter continue in post for as long as he is able because they have all been doing very nicely from FIFA thank you. Why would they want to de-select a president who has been looking after their interests so well? The same things happen in lots of international organisations especially where regions vote in blocks rather than individually.

    May 30th, 2015 - 01:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    Perhaps, it is time now to raise Mr. Blatter's salary.

    Philippe

    May 30th, 2015 - 02:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Interestingly, the Latin word “Blatta” translates as “indestructible cockroach”.

    Thought you would all like to know. ..

    :-)

    May 30th, 2015 - 02:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    No bad deed deserves punishment...
    He seems to have very decent taste in women and private jet transport...

    (Ok, so their all bimbos and frankly it's easy to join the mile high club on a Gulfstream G7, but it's still impressive for a man of his age)

    May 30th, 2015 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • juliano

    blatter against the attack will be strong. British and not American, can they host a World Cup in the next 200 years ... hahahahaha ...

    concacaf in the nearby treetops will start losing jobs for the world cup. probably for asia and africa ... hahaha

    May 30th, 2015 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    6 Juliana

    WTF are you saying, you are writing gibberish?

    Go back to a board that deals exclusively in jibber-jabber and leave the rest of us educated people alone.

    May 30th, 2015 - 07:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    206 nations on Earth.
    70 'developed' nations voted Ali.
    130 'under-developed' nations voted Blatter, and are - brazenly and openly - the 'mafia'-dominated corrupt;
    people, and the cockroach, who take the world's millions of dollars with no fear of retribution.

    May 31st, 2015 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @6 Julian's asshole is speaking again....hahaha, erh, fart, fart, hahaha, fart, fart...

    Close your mouth you idiot and give your arse a chance !

    Jun 01st, 2015 - 07:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Okay, so now only one of you enjoyed the Latin reference?
    Obviously I need seek more highbrow site.

    Shame on all of you.

    Jun 03rd, 2015 - 02:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    So WHY did the Brasilian delegate flee Zurich and escape back to Brazil?

    Jun 03rd, 2015 - 08:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @10 Ilsen
    seems Mr. Blatta the cockroach ain't so indestructible after all......and he still gets to stay in the job for at least another 6 months ???

    @6 Julianoasshole
    “blatter against the attack will be strong”........
    Oh sure, we've all just seen how strong........ you lost a good chance to not embaress yourself....once again.

    @11 Geoff,
    let's see....(a) because his wife told him to come home ?
    (b) because he ran out of clean underpants after crapping himself ?
    (c) because he couldn't pay the hotel bill ?
    (d) because he's corrupt and was afraid being arrested ?
    (e) all of the above ?

    Jun 03rd, 2015 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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