FIFA’s tops sponsors–Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Visa and Budweiser–publicly called for the organization’s president Sepp Blatter to resign on Friday. It follows the news from last week that Swiss prosecutors are investigating Blatter for “criminal mismanagement” and “misappropriation”.
Coca-Cola’s statement follows:
Blatter’s lawyers responded to Coca-Cola’s statement:
Blatter announced his resignation in June, just days after the FIFA presidential election — an election he won despite the U.S. Dept. of Justice charging several high-ranking FIFA officials with corruption a week prior. However, Blatter told FIFA officials this week that he intends to hold his position until an election in February.
This is a developing story.