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John Oliver Begs Brands To Get Rid Of FIFA President Sepp Blatter

"The Swiss demon who's ruined the sport I love..." —John Oliver on Sepp Blatter

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During last year's World Cup, John Oliver did a popular segment on Last Week Tonight in which he ripped FIFA's shady practices and corruption, calling the tournament organizer "comically grotesque."

In the wake of new corruption charges and the arrests of multiple FIFA officials, John Oliver once again went after the organization on his show Sunday night.

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"It's not just the fact of the arrests that was spectacular, it was how they were carried out. Hotel sheets are very much like FIFA officials. They actually should be clean, but really they're unspeakably filthy and, deep down, everybody knows that."

"But maybe the most remarkable thing about all the charges is that they didn't touch Sepp Blatter, who's been president of FIFA for the last 17 years. On his watch, the World Cup has left a trail of devastation."

"Just look at what's going to happen next Saturday when the Women's World Cup starts. Blatter has previously suggested raising the popularity of women's soccer by saying, 'They could, for example, have tighter shorts. Female players are pretty.'"

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But, Oliver argues, that's the extent to which Blatter actually cares about female athletes' legs. This year's Women's World Cup will be played entirely on artificial turf, which is apparently causing horrible leg burns like this on U.S. Women's National Team forward Sydney Leroux.

In an interview with CBS, Leroux says she believes this is a gender equality issue, saying, "No chance would the men ever play a World Cup on turf."

"No decision Blatter's overseen is more questionable than the 2022 World Cup being awarded to Qatar. Not only will conditions be terrible to play in, but the number of migrant workers that have died since the Cup was announced has been staggering."

"All the arrests in the world are going to change nothing as long as Blatter's still there. Because to truly kill a snake, you must cut off its head. Or in this case, its asshole."

"Barring an indictment, the only people with the power to get rid of Sepp Blatter are FIFA's sponsors. And I would like to make a plea to them tonight: Please, make Sepp Blatter go away!"

"I'll even make the ultimate sacrifice! Budweiser, if you pull your support and help get rid of Blatter, I'll put my mouth where my mouth is, and I will personally drink one of your disgusting items."

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