FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he knows the man who can help rid football’s governing body of corruption…former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger.
Blatter ‘won’ another term in the top job this week and said he was determined to “put FIFA’s ship back onto the right course in clear, transparent waters”.
His re-election was shrouded in controversy amidst claims FIFA officials demanded cash, knighthoods and even the Falkland Islands in exchange for votes during the World Cup bidding process last year.
Blatter believes the 88-year-old Kissinger is the man to repair FIFA’s image.
“Although Dr. Kissinger has not yet received a formal request, he did receive an exploratory letter from FIFA president Blatter, inviting him to join a committee,” said Kissinger’s spokeswoman Jessee Leporin.
Kissinger is a big football fan and ironically was a part of the USA’s failed 2022 World Cup bid.
Kissinger served under US presidents Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon during a distinguished political career and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.
He is no stranger to scandal having played a big role in the US’s involvement in the Vietnam War, while he was part of the Nixon government during Watergate in the early 1970s.
Buford Balony says: Just what FIFA need, another corrupt dinosaur.