Russia’s President made the comments in an interview with Swiss broadcaster RTS that was released Monday, two days after he and Blatter had gathered on stage in St. Petersburg for the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
“I believe that people like Mr. Blatter, the heads of major international sports federations, deserve special attention and gratitude from public organizations,” Putin said. “If anyone should be awarded Nobel Prizes, it is these people.”
I read this article and I laughed because at first glance I thought maybe I was on The Onion instead of CNN. Vladimir Putin, as we all know, is not a good judge of character. In fact he’s not a good man at all. But after reading this I think he is either the biggest troll of all time or going insane because even a stupid sane man would never say something like this. I mean look at the below timeline:
This is not even to mention the thousands of migrant workers in unmarked graves in Qatar and the economic effects World Cups have on host countries because of FIFA’s insane demands. This is easily the most absurd thing I have ever heard. I can’t wait till he’s gone. We’re almost there.
From The Washington Post:
Robin Williams sent the whole thing up, describing the chart as “the world’s biggest Keno [numbers] game” and insisting on calling Sepp Blatter, secretary-general of Fifa, Mr Bladder throughout. “This is not a comedy,” chided Blatter lamely at one point.
Williams joked and mocked, wore a surgical glove to select plastic balls containing team names, and talked about “great prizes” for those selected. In fact, the prizes are unimaginable fame and wealth for underdogs such as the Bolivians and Nigerians, and even more fame and wealth for the established stars of the game.
There’s nothing better than someone making fun of Sepp Blatter. Every soccer fan across the world wants to wipe away his smug face and take him down a peg. Unfortunately, he has so much power and FIFA is so corrupt that he controls soccer and it doesn’t look like he will stop controlling it anytime soon. That is why this incident is so satisfying. In fact the most disappointing thing about this incident is that there is no surviving footage
When I first heard about this Robin Williams incident I was angry at myself for not knowing of it sooner; when Robin Williams was still alive. It’s just so perfect. Robin Williams doesn’t care who Sepp Blatter is and doesn’t treat him as if he is anything special. Sepp Blatter is so accustomed to people treating him with deference that he is clearly unhinged by Robin Williams’s jokes at his expense. FIFA has such a self-imposed air of austerity surrounding it that Sepp Blatter had no idea how to respond to a comedian who didn’t care about FIFA’s image. This is what made Robin Williams great. He was a fantastic comedian who could make anything funny and never thought he was above a joke. He will sorely be missed and from now on I will refer to Sepp Blatter as “Sepp Bladder” in remembrance of him and to give myself some satisfaction when FIFA makes yet another corrupt decision.