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Sepp Blatter Misses Irony of His Pro-Ethics Tweet

by | 19th, September 2014

FOOTBALL fans (and even some non-football fans) will tell you that Sepp Blatter, arch ruler of FIFA and world football, is not a nice, upstanding bloke.

Many see him as the Emperor Palpatine of football, cackling away at his dastardly schemes.

Well, today, Sepp Blatter took his irony bypass pill to tweet about ethics in the football community. It’s a bit like Rupert Murdoch calling for calm while people are shouting at immigrants.


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Of course, the response to this statement was swift and less-than-complimentary. One person tweeted: “You really don’t get irony do you Sepp?” while another referred to him as the “hitler of football”.

Another added “Seriously is this a parody account?” with another chipping in with “PHAHAHAHAHAHA sorry….you were being serious…were you?…no…you can’t have been… FIFA responsible lol”

As you can see, football fans aren’t convinced.

Blatter has won four terms as FIFA President, but has been persistently dogged by controversy and allegations of corruption. Many have accused him of financial mismanagement and taking the odd bribe, with most eyes looking at the frankly bizarre decision for FIFA to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Sometimes, he’s opens his mouth too. He once said that women, should they want to get their wing of the sport more popular, should “wear tighter shorts and low cut shirts… to create a more female aesthetic,” which would attract more male fans.

When John Terry had an extramarital affair, he suggested that people in Latin American countries would ‘applaud’ him. Oh, and concerning Terry, when dealing with racism in football, he doesn’t see much that needs doing because everything can be corrected with a ‘handshake’.

That’s not all. Blatter’s deputy and former protégé Michel Zen-Ruffinen drew up a 30-page report outlining allegations of financial mismanagement within FIFA. Just as the report was handed to the Swiss authorities, Blatter was cleared and internal investigations within FIFA were suddenly stopped by Blatter because members of it

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