Sepp Blatter Suspended For 90 Days, Is A Masochist
Why does Sepp Batter keep holding on to the side of this floundering ship by his fingernails? The answer is shrouded in mystery. Here's what we know: Blatter, in the wake of FIFA staff criminal indictments and other overall corruption, has agreed to step down as president in February, when a new election will be held.
Meanwhile, the corruption probe has swung its searchlight to Blatter himself, regarding alleged improper payments and other shenanigans connected to broadcast money for the 2014 World Cup. Now the investigatory chamber of the ethics committee has recommended that Blatter be suspended provisionally for 90 days, which looks about to happen.
That suspension would end in early January -- about a month from the new election.
What's the point, Sepp? Retire already.
Meanwhile, the BBC reports that Blatter has indeed been suspended:
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has been provisionally suspended for 90 days. More to follow. pic.twitter.com/Fu0Z96r2B9
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 7, 2015
“What we know is that president Blatter was told he could be suspended for 90 days. The ethics committee has not taken any key decisions, they are waiting for further investigations. There is no guilt impugned,” said Zurich PR expert Klaus Stöhlker. “They put the ball to Mr. Lauber in Switzerland. He is now in position for further investigation. At least president Blatter has not flown away from his throne but is still in power. It’s a very difficult situation. It’s not good for global football.”
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