FIFA turns to opera singer, ex-US Secretary of State and Johan Cruyff to tackle corruption with Council of Wisdom
Sepp Blatter has set about proving to FIFA delegates that they made the right selection when they re-elected him as president by putting together a crack ensemble to tackle corruption within the organisation.
Blatter’s very own A-Team includes Johan Cruyff (outspoken football legend who does a lot for charity – fair enough), former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (we’re struggling) and opera singer Placido Domingo (no idea).
We can only assume he was running out of ideas and thought a member of the Three Tenors would be obvious choice to complete his unlikely trio.
Cruyff, Kissinger and Domingo will now form what Blatter has described as “the council of wisdom”.
He said: “These gentlemen are more or less advisers, they are not the experts but advisers and what they should be also is the kind of council of wisdom which my executive committee would not like because they think they are the council of wisdom.”
OTP cannot think of any other global organisation which, with its reputation in the gutter, would consider assembling a group of randoms as some sort of quasi anti-corruption taskforce.
Any candidates you would like to see elected (by default, naturally) to the council of wisdom?