FIFA President Sepp Blatter Now Faces Criminal Investigation

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Now Faces Criminal Investigation

FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during a press conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will resign from his position amid corruption scandal. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)
FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks during a press conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will resign from his position amid corruption scandal. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

(Deadspin) – Good news broke today, and that news is that Switzerland has opened a criminal investigation against Sepp Blatter, the current FIFA president who just will not die. He’s facing suspicion of “criminal mismanagement” and “misappropriation.”

This is huge. FIFA is insanely corrupt, and corruption has led to things like money changing hands for World Cup votes, the pillaging of national economies, and modern-day slavery. In May, Swiss authorities rounded up a shedload of FIFA executives to be extradited to the United States for charges of wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering at the behest of the U.S. Justice Department. Since then, we’ve been waiting for them to cut the head off this motherfucker. Sepp Blatter is the head.

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