It looks like the "sponsors" (though they are not going to admit it) gave Sepp a thumbs down and an implied message to not let the door hit him in the ass as he voids his own re-election to this corruption soaked organization. The smell was just too bad to ignore it.
Amid a bribery scandal involving top executives of world soccer's governing body, FIFA President Sepp Blatter is resigning.
Blatter made the announcement on Tuesday during a press conference, just days after he easily won an election to a fifth term. Blatter will stay on as president until his successor is elected.
Last month, U.S. authorities indicted a group of senior FIFA officials on corruption charges. Media reports on Monday said Blatter's top lieutenant, secretary general Jerome Valcke, had transferred $10 million to an account controlled by formerCONCACAF President Jack Warner. That payment was allegedly part of a bribe to help South Africa secure the right to host the 2010 World Cup.
Neither Valcke nor Blatter has been formally accused of wrongdoing, but the development brought the investigation very close to FIFA's top leadership.
Blatter said that even though members of FIFA gave him a new mandate through his re-election last week, he did not feel that vote was enough for "the fans, the players, the clubs, the people who live, breathe and love football as much as we all do at FIFA."
"That election is over but FIFA's challenges are not," Blatter said. "FIFA needs a profound overhaul."