Blatter & Platini Are Out. Now Meet the New Guys, Same as the Old Guys.
Someone at FIFA has finally found a broom. But they also need to look at the back of the closet for a mop and a big bucket. The history of the men (and it is always men) stepping into replace Blatter and Platini show just how deep governance issues extend at FIFA.
A Short Film About the Greatest World Cup Game of All-Time (possibly)
Michel Platini apparently said after the game he thought Battiston was dead. When told after the game that Battiston had lost three teeth, Schumacher said: “If that’s all that’s wrong with him, I’ll buy him the crowns.”
Pep, The Novelist, The Screenwriter, & The Director (& Penelope Cruz)
“I went over to see him and we went to shows and museums – we even had dinner with a famous economist. For the American elections he stayed up until the final result was in, peppering me with information all night on the phone, following Obama.”