Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sepp Blatter's FIFA Re-Election in the Proper Perspective

Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA's President today in one of the more lopsided elections in history.

Here's how Blatter's 91.63% total (186 votes out of 203 possible) compares to some of his dictatorial counterparts:

Uzbekistan's Islam Karimov 2007 Election 80%

Kazakhstan's Nursultan Nazarbayev 2005 Election 91.15%

Syria's Bashar al-Assad 2007 Election 97.6%

Turkmenistan's Gurbanguly Berdihumahmedow 2007 election 82.63%

Belarussia's Alexander Lukashenko 2006 82%

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez 2005 Election 63%

Rwanda's Paul Kagame 2010 Election 92.9%

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak 2005 Election 88.6%

Zaire's Mobuto Sese Kuto 1984 Election: 99.16%

Saddam Hussein 1995 Election: 99.96%

Sorry for the downer of a post, but this is the sort of sh*t that really gets our goat. Soccer is such a beautiful game at its core, but people like Blatter, and more importantly the larger organization of FIFA are doing their damnedest to rub the shine off this sport.

How are people supposed to recruit newbies into our sport when this is what passes as acceptable?

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  1. Herr Blatter... Doing all he can to undo what you've worked so hard to do. It's really depressing, all this news.

  2. Join the "Sack Sepp Blatter and rebuild FIFA" movement on FB!!! If Egypt could start a revolution via FB so can we!

  3. This is the most depressing news. This greedy little geriatric has tricked the system once again!!

  4. This fat little gnome of Zurich should step back and allow more honest & dynamic people to rule the roost

  5. power corrupts.. total power corrupts totally


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