Was Blatter forced out of FIFA because of his close relations with Russia?


If you read the Guardian at the moment you will receive the impression that Sepp Blatter’s resignation is one of the biggest triumphs for democracy in the 21st Century, second only to the dubiously alleged termination of NSA spying, for which the august journal seems to consider itself largely responsible. Here’s a different perspective on the Blatter issue from Niles Williamson, just to help broaden the perspective. Is this entire thing just another front in the media and economic war on Russia? — You decide.

Speaking from the organization’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced his resignation Tuesday and called for an extraordinary congress to elect his successor. He will continue to serve as the president of the organization until an election can be held, which could happen at the earliest in December.

The announcement came only four days after Blatter had been reelected to a…

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