FIFA President Defies Calls to Resign
America can play referee all it likes, but he’s refusing to be red-carded. FIFA President Sepp Blatter is resisting calls for his resignation. He’s facing intense criticism following indictments by U.S. authorities of 14 officials from soccer’s governing body involving allegations of misdeeds to the tune of $150 million. Blatter held an emergency meeting today in Zurich, telling colleagues “I can’t monitor everyone all of the time.” Meanwhile, U.S. authorities are seeking extradition of the seven people arrested in Switzerland yesterday, and sponsors like Coca-Cola are considering whether to stay in the game.