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FIFA president Sepp Blatter has a “good reputation.” Just ask him

Dec 16, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT

Joseph Sepp Blatter

In a better world, lawyers couldn’t just make things up. But the world is far from perfect, as we know … and here’s more evidence. (And at least in this case, we gain a little chuckle.)

The quick background here is that controversial FIFA president Sepp Blatter has won an injunction from a court in Switzerland that prevents publication of a certain book, one that bathes him in less flattering light. (Not exactly from the file of “something different,” eh?)

The book, titled The Platter Cartoons, is by Danish cartoonist Olé Andersen (who is a former professional player) and is full of satirical drawings that feature world soccer’s top man. As Andrew Jennings reported in his Transparency in Sport News blog, Blatter “has also listed FIFA as a second complainant so world football will pay his legal fees.” How nice.

But here’s the real kick in the head to all this: Blatter’s lawyers, in justifying the complaint, insist that Blatter “has a good reputation and if the cartoons were published he would never be able to repair the damage.”

Seriously. It says that.

So the question becomes: on what planet do these lawyers live? Or, perhaps, what remote village, presumably without phone lines, internet service or any other cans and string that create connections with the outside world, house these attorneys?

There may be people out there who are not employed by Blatter who relish the man’s reputation – but it would surely take quite a while to find them.

  1. geojock - Dec 16, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    The lawyers live on this world. It has become a sad, sad place. Most people are able to see the obvious jokes like Blatter, but there are so many more and most people follow them like sheep.

  2. chadmoon1 - Dec 16, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Of course they follow him. He’s the head of the biggest multi national organized crime syndicate on the planet.

  3. mvktr2 - Dec 16, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Dude should be happy his name rhymes with bladder rather than species because that’s how most of the soccer world views him, particularly the English speaking world.

  4. Matthew - Dec 17, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Reblogged this on Carolina Mountain Blue and commented:
    For years, I used to think the most corrupt individuals in international sports were Formula 1’s major-domo pair of Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley but the more I read about FIFA’s Sepp Blatter, the more you start to realize Ecclestone & Mosley are rank amateur pikers compared to Blatter…

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