Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Even though one has a title, there is no guarantee power goes with it. That is what Sepp Blatter realized after being re-elected as president of FIFA. Rather than running the organization, he was going to be spending his time defending his reputation and answering questions from prosecutors. He also would be under the gun to reform FIFA in order to purge it of corruption. This would mean sacking more officials and turning others over to authorities for charges. The loss of reputation has been so great that Blatter realized he couldn't recover. He did the right thing by resigning, but his reputation already has taken a mortal blow and he himself might be in a legal pickle, resignation or not.