Sepp Blatter carries a sinister warning for Uefa
Catchup News brings you reports that when he was re-elected as Fifa president for another four-year term, Sepp Blatter declared he was the “president of everybody”. Extremely humble, that guy. The morning after however, Blatter is adopting a less celebratory tone. In an interview with Swiss media, the 79-year-old said there was a “hate” campaign from Uefa against Fifa - as of course most European football associations are thought to have backed his sole challenger in the president election, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan. Blatter states “It is a hate that comes not just from a person at Uefa - it comes from the Uefa organisation that cannot understand that in 1998 I became president.” On whether he could forgive Uefa president Michel Platini, who called for leadership change and floated the idea of boycotting the next World Cups, Blatter gave a dire response. He also noted that the US was the “number one sponsor” of Jordan. Things have gotten very awkward in football, guys. Every room has an air of tension. Everyone has bitched about everyone and no one knows who to trust. It’s the like Hunger Games but no lives at stake and huge corruption merely surrounds a group of people kicking a ball. Seven Fifa officials are among the 14 people currently indicted on US corruption charges, while there is a separate Swiss investigation into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar. Blatter said the arrests, which came days before the presidential election, seemed to be an attempt to “interfere with the congress”. Someone is paranoid. But when you’re that corrupt, you’re bound to be a little on edge. More from Catchup News next.