Sepp Blatter At FIFA Congress: “I Will Not Quit”
May 28, 2015
FIFA President Sepp Blatter addressed the FIFA Congress, impotent one day before the election taking place in Zurich, seek assuring that he is not to blame and that he will not step down from his role, pharm after UEFA President Michel Platini, amongst others, called for his resignation.
“I must stress that those who are corrupt in football are in a thin minority, like in society. But, like in society, they must be caught and held responsible for their actions.
“Football cannot be the exception to the rule. That is our responsibility as FIFA and we will co-operate with all authorities to make sure than anyone involved in wrongdoing, from top to bottom, is discovered and punished.
“There can be no place for corruption of any kind. The next few months will not be easy for FIFA. I’m sure more bad news may follow. But it is necessary to begin to restore trust in our organisation.
“Let this be the turning point. More needs to be done to make sure everyone in football to make sure everyone behaves responsibility and ethically, and everywhere also outside of the field of play, where there is no referee, no boundaries and no time limit.
“Football, the fans, the players, the clubs, the world, deserves so much more and we must respond.
“Tomorrow, the congress, we have the opportunity to begin on what will be a long and difficult road to rebuilding trust.”
The 79-year old is likely to be re-elected for another four-year term tomorrow.