Sepp Blatter: I am going nowhere

It was the Black Day of football and in FIFA’S 111-year history.

As the tragic news involving FIFA officials being arrested for corruption allegations flooded the worldwide media, many parties are considering their thoughts to have President Sepp Blatter step down from his position.

Despite the consistent request from UEFA, Blatter had pushed aside the call and wishes to continue his run as president of FIFA.

President of UEFA Michel Platini had initially urged Blatter to go in a face-to-face encounter after the incident occurred. He even claimed that he had tears in his eyes the moment he voiced out his request and that it was difficult to ask a friend to leave.

“I said, ‘I’m asking you to leave, FIFA’s image is terrible.’ He said that he couldn’t leave all of a sudden,” Platini told reporters.

Blatter is not keen on going anywhere.

“I know many people hold me ultimately responsible … (but) I cannot monitor everyone all the time. If people want to do wrong, they will also try to hide it.”

The possibility of Prince Ali of Jordan to succeed his place as president still remains as a positive prospect. Even though Platini claimed that 45 or 46 of UEFA’s 53 member associations are likely to vote for Prince Ali, it appeared that Blatter still had enough support from FIFA’s 209 national associations for victory.


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