Last week, FIFA President Sepp Blatter was re-relected to a fifth term, despite all of the recent controversy swirling around soccer’s governing body. Now, less than a week into that term, Blatter has announced his resignation from FIFA and revealed that a special election will be held soon to appoint his successor.
The FIFA corruption scandal has quickly become the talk of the sports world, but now we’re learning that it also involves one of the biggest sneaker companies in the U.S.
The first leg of Barcelona and Bayern Munich’s Champions Leaguesemifinal was moving along at a frenetic pace for the first hour-plus, but Barcelona, growing frustrated with every denial from German keeper/human Groot Manuel Neuer, began to look beleaguered and bitchy. Neymar took a dive in the Munich penalty box in the 77th minute, both sides moaned about it, and then Lionel Messi showed up and made everyone shut the hell up to look at him.