Coca-Cola and McDonalds call on Sepp Blatter to stand down immediately. They are two of FIFA's major sponsors. More on #bbcnews at Ten
— Reeta Chakrabarti (@rchak100) October 2, 2015
Not really a fair comparison, since the Lizard’s old man was responsible for so much actual death and misery, but… Per USA Today:
ZURICH (AP) — Envy and hatred, rather than any illegality, is to blame for Sepp Blatter’s reputation being ruined and it will take several people to do the FIFA president’s job in future, according to his daughter.
The 79-year-old Blatter rebuffed demands Friday from four FIFA sponsors to quit immediately rather than stay until February’s emergency election after being placed under criminal investigation. Blatter is waiting to hear whether he will be suspended before then by FIFA’s ethics committee.
Blatter’s interrogation by Swiss investigators on Sept. 25 lasted eight hours, daughter Corinne Blatter Andenmatten disclosed in Sunday’s edition of Swiss newspaper Blick.
“I was afraid that they would take him away in handcuffs,” she was quoted as saying…
Although Blatter was voted in for a fifth term in May, four days later he announced plans to quit amid the fallout from the arrest of seven FIFA officials in Zurich ahead of the electoral congress.
Blatter has a reputation for about-turns, but he has insisted he will not stand in the Feb. 26 presidential poll…
“His loved ones were FIFA. It was everything to him. As a family we often had to take a step back.”
The BBC says Visa and Budweiser are also calling for Blatter to step down. The remaining “major FIFA sponsors” are Adidas, Gazprom and Hyundai.
“Meanwhile, a separate Swiss investigation is looking into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which will be held in Russia and Qatar respectively.”
From an earlier BBC article:
… The BBC’s Imogen Foulkes in Geneva says the timing of the announcement of the investigation into Sepp Blatter was no accident, coming as it did while the world’s media were gathered in Zurich for a Fifa news conference.
She says that ever since the first arrests in May, the Swiss attorney general’s office has told her it is serious about investigating Fifa, and proving to a sceptical world that Switzerland can get tough on financial corruption…