The Greatest Quotes From Sepp Blatter’s Post-Ban Press Conference
Rick Chandler 04:44 pm, December 21st, 2015
FIFA today banned Sepp Blatter from all soccer-related activities for eight years, and Blatter convened a press conference right afterwards. It was rambling, Nixonesque and just the right amount of confusing -- and so full of great quotes that we had to list the best ones here.
We're finally rid of him for good, it seems -- when the ban expires Blatter will be 87 years old, and even Emperor Palpatine had hung it up by then.
The ban is for ethics violations, centering on a $2 million payment that Blatter approved for FIFA vice president Michel Platini, who received the same eight-year ban.
The payment in 2011 coincided with Platini's decision not to challenge Blatter for president.
Blatter: "I'm really sorry. I am sorry that I am still somewhere a punching ball and in sorry for football. I'm sorry for FIFA"