Swiss newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag is alleging support from Asian and African soccer governing bodies has Sepp Blatter rethinking his resignation as FIFA president.
Blatter, who has been known to not keep promises, announced his resignation two weeks ago amid a massive corruption scandal. In 2011 he said he would retire in 2015 only to run again for reelection. Blatter has been FIFA president for 17 years.
Former FIFA governance adviser Michael Hershman isn’t so sure that Sepp Blatter will actually resign. Sporting Life http://t.co/0n4ohssSgM
— Jeremy Schaap (@JeremySchaap) June 5, 2015
This is timely for the Swiss soccer executive as a main opponent of his, Walter De Gregorio, former FIFA director of communications, stepped down from his office a few days after making the following joke on TV.
“The FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, the director of communications and the general secretary are all sitting in a car – who is driving? The police.”
When asked for comment, FIFA pointed Reuters towards the resignation speech Blatter made June 2 and said it had,”no further comment to make.” (Related:Newly-Elected FIFA President Steps Down Amid Corruption Scandal)