Video: FIFA’s Acting President Falls Asleep In front of Journalists at a Press Conference

Video: FIFA’s Acting President Falls Asleep In front of Journalists at a Press Conference

It appears that even without Sepp Blatter, FIFA aren’t getting much better.

President Blatter is currently serving a 90-day suspension, handed down by the organisation’s Ethics Committee, as the ongoing investigation into corruption at football’s governing body continues.

His cohort Michele Platini is also serving the same ban, although he has been threatened with a lifetime expulsion from anything to do with governance in the Beautiful Game.

And you’d think with those two out the way that perhaps the replacements at FIFA would be able to get a few useful things done; bring an innovative, vibrant and exciting new feel to the entire company, right?

Well, it turns out, not so much.

At a press conference today in Zurich, the stand-in president Issa Hayatou appeared to fall asleep during questions from journalists…

The 69-year-old, ironically, was answering queries from the audience on FIFA’s competence and its current state.

It’s definitely an early night for Issa tonight. No staying up for I’m a Celeb or anything.


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