Embattled World Soccer President Resigns In Shame After Latest Revelations


Embattled World Soccer President Resigns In Shame After Latest Revelations

Sepp Blatter, head of corrupt world soccer body FIFA, announced he will step down as head of the governing body but only after a fresh vote "for the election of my successor," he said Tuesday.

The announcement comes after fresh allegations this morning that the FIFA president was deeply involved in the bribery scandal that resulted in over a dozen charges against FIFA members. Tuesday's reports detail how his right hand man, Jerome Valcke, sent a $10 million payment to Jack Warner, who has been charged for his involvment in the bribery.

Prior to today, Blatter, who was just re-elected last Friday, had distanced himself from the allegations. Today's evidence indicates otherwise.

Blatter did not say when the election would be held but said it that it would happen before the next World Congress in May 2016

"I have thoroughly thought about my presidency and the 40 years FIFA has played in my life. I love FIFA more than anything else and I only want to do the best. I decided to stand again for election for the good of football," he said.

However, he went on to say that his "mandate does not appear to be supported by everybody."

Read this next:

Must Read