No laughing matter
July 20, 2015 2:13 PM   Subscribe

I liked how Sepp said he called his "late mother" to let her know about the incident, and she said it was down to a lack of education. Also how Sepp said all this money floating around "doesn't have anything to do with football."
posted by chavenet at 2:16 PM on July 20, 2015 [2 favorites]

“This is nothing to do with football … we need to clean here first,” Blatter said before leaving the stage while the money was cleared

I think Blatter has unwittingly spoken truth....
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:16 PM on July 20, 2015 [6 favorites]

The AP video with more Sepp gold. "You know in football, you never know where are the limits in football."
posted by chavenet at 2:20 PM on July 20, 2015 [1 favorite]

...around where Blatter was seated after announcing himself as a North Korean World Cup delegate.

I'm surprised that North Korea allowed their brand to be tarnished like this.
posted by fifthrider at 2:28 PM on July 20, 2015 [6 favorites]

I think I can see the look of utter dismay on Sepps face as the protester throws that second wad of cash into the air.
Perfect photo op, and a brilliant protest.
posted by shenkerism at 2:33 PM on July 20, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'll quote myself from the United Passions post

Maybe this could be followed by Offshore Passions, a movie of the past few weeks in FIFA. Ask Roth if he's willing to play corrupt International Professional Soccer Association president Josef Burkhalter.

Because that movie would be awesome.
posted by lmfsilva at 2:39 PM on July 20, 2015

The Photoshopped covers of FIFA 16 with Sepp in a cloud of dollar bills practically makes itself. Brilliant.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 2:43 PM on July 20, 2015 [2 favorites]

Money shot.
posted by carter at 3:31 PM on July 20, 2015 [4 favorites]

Totally hoping there is a United Passions thread on FanFare at some point. It looks like the best worst movie ever.
posted by Nevin at 3:45 PM on July 20, 2015

I'm not sure - let me quote Scott Tobias of The Dissolve - "Let me hook you again: There's almost no soccer. Just meetings, basically."

Well I'm hoping that pitch to The Flophouse pays off, anyway.
posted by wotsac at 8:41 PM on July 20, 2015

"We have to clean here first, otherwise I will not be able to speak to you…" because even the fake money will be too distracting.

I love his righteous indignation.
posted by nosh, daven, shtup at 9:05 PM on July 20, 2015

Lee Nelson finally does something funny. The photographs of Blatter sitting there as the money rains down will be his legacy long after he's retired.
posted by salmacis at 1:01 AM on July 21, 2015 [1 favorite]

Remember when he said he'd resigned and we were all pleased.
Good times...
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 6:35 AM on July 21, 2015

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