As the heat increases on FIFA President Sepp Blatter, it’s comforting to know that he’s shrugging off all the criticism and focusing on what really matters: the eventuality that one day, we’ll be playing soccer in outer space.
Blatter made no mention of the controversy surrounding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, an issue that that is receiving unwanted attention on the eve of this year’s World Cup in Brazil, during his speech to the FIFA Congress on Wednesday in Brazil. Instead, he said this, per the Guardian:
In his address to the Fifa Congress the day before the Brazil World Cup kicks off, Blatter said: “We shall wonder if one day our game is played on another planet? Why not? Then we will have not only a World Cup we will have inter-planetary competitions. Why not?”
Naturally, Blatter channeling his inner stoned college student got the Twitter wags going.
So Sepp Blatter’s answer to corruption accusations is to accuse the British media of racism and talk about interplanetary World Cup. Right— Öllie (@OllieAFC_) June 11, 2014
Sepp Blatter only wants interplanetary competitions now because nobody told him Mars doesn’t have any money.— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) June 11, 2014
Sepp Blatter says he wants an Interplanetary Cup. I’m not even sure Martians would know what a huge suitcase full of cash was, Sepp #FIFA— Damien Darko (@DarkoDamien) June 11, 2014
Is “Why Not?” Sepp’s reelection slogan?— John Infante (@John_Infante) June 11, 2014
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