FIFA scandal deepens…
Prime Minister David Cameron and billionaire business tycoon Sir Richard Branson have called for FIFA president Sepp Blatter to resign amidst the FIFA corruption scandal.
On Wednesday, seven FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich. They were among the 14 people indicted by US prosecutors.
FIFA’s major sponsors, including Visa and Coca Cola, have threatened to pull out of its deal in light of the corruption scandal.
Virgin tycoon Sir Richard Branson urged Blatter to quit and added that it’s high time FIFA underwent a reform.
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) May 28, 2015
On Thursday, Culture Secretary John Whittingdale called for Blatter to step down.
David Cameron’s official spokesman confirmed the prime minister too wants Blatter to resign.
He said: “I associated the Prime Minister in full with what John Whittingdale was saying.
“The responsibility with regard to football administration is for football administrators but the FA – and we are squarely behind the FA – supports the candidacy of Prince Ali and we are four square behind that.”