News Sepp Blatter says he didn’t resign as FIFA president

Sepp Blatter says he didn’t resign as FIFA president


Sepp Blatter says he didn't resign as FIFA presidentAfter announcing his resignation in June after his 17-year reignas FIFA president, Sepp Blatter has gone back on his words, saying he has not resigned…

According to Swiss newspaper Blick,  Blatter told a party at a Fifa museum:

‘I have not resigned,’‘I am making my mandate available at an extraordinary congress.Only those who know the past can understand the present and shape the future,’ Blatter added.‘Or in other words: the ball is round – but only those who come from outer space know the actual dimensions of our sport.
For me personally, the museum is a labour of love. But do not get me wrong: I’m not ready for the museum nor for a waxwork yet.

Four days after being voted president, Blatter – who is reportedly under investigation in the United States – said:

“While I have a mandate from the membership of Fifa, I do not feel that I have a mandate from the entire world of football.”Therefore, I have decided to lay down my mandate at an extraordinary elective congress. I will continue to exercise my functions as Fifa president until that election.”

However, Blatter did not use the words ‘resign’ or ‘resignation’.

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