Even with over ten people in the FIFA Soccer organization charged with being crocked….
The head guy gets to keep his job running the place….
Joseph “Sepp” Blatter was reelected to a fifth term as president of the international soccer governing body FIFA Friday.
After failing to secure the 140 votes necessary to prevent a second round of voting, Blatter’s only opponent, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, withdrew his candidacy before the second round had begun. In the first round Blatter received 133 votes, while his opponent received 73.
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“I want to thank all those brave enough to support me, but I will be withdrawing from the race,” Hussein said in a statement following his withdrawal.
Blatter’s reelection comes during a tumultuous time for FIFA. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice unveiled a corruption indictment for 14 international soccer officials and sports business people, including 9 high-ranking members of FIFA’s leadership.
The result of an alleged 24-year scheme, the indictment alleges that FIFA officials raked in millions via bribes and kickbacks that Attorney General Loretta Lynch said undermined the integrity of the world’s most popular sport internationally.