No, Gerard Depardieu, this photo is not thumbs up. (Getty)
In an interview with Sky Sports, FIFA president Sepp Blatter once again showed what a deluded egotist he is. When asked about getting booed by 80,000 people at Wembley for the women's football medal ceremony during last summer's Olympics, Blatter shared the best rationalization his lizard brain could come up with.
Said Blatter (via the Guardian):
"This was just a very, I would say, a small boos. Stars are always booed so I'm a star, you have to take it this way. I thought that the public in the Olympic Games, they would be a little bit better educated."
Technically, Blatter is sort of right. They were many small boos...coming together to form an audible wave of hatred that washed over Blatter. But he's very wrong (and, again, quite deluded) in claiming that these boos showed a lack of education from the Olympic crowd. If anything, it showed that they had a very accurate understanding and appreciation for him.
Once Blatter is finally finished with his graft as FIFA president, he says he would like to better educate the public and ruin football in a different way by fulfilling a dream he's had since he was a child.
Given his longstanding aversion to technology, it is also unclear how the 76-year-old would fare with Sky's studio gadgetry but Blatter said he planned to "live a dream he had when he was a young boy" and work in the media as a "radio commentator or reporter".
When it was suggested he could become a Sky Sports pundit, he replied: "I would comment on the games but I would not say 'now he passes right or left' because everybody can see that on TV, but I would make my comments on tactics or techniques."
So the next time you feel the need to complain about a football pundit, remember that it could always be worse. You could be listening to Sepp Blatter.
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