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Huge sponsors ready to force FIFA’s hand

Sepp Blatter may have no choice but to step down now with major sponsors demanding he step down.

Sepp Blatter may have no choice but to step down now with major sponsors demanding he step down.

Things might finally start changing in FIFA. Even after the criminal indictments and arrests for racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering and bribery, it did not seem like much would change. Sepp Blatter resigned and then un-resigned and as long as he is in power FIFA will remain the most corrupt sports organization. But FIFA got hit with a bombshell on Friday. Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Visa and Budweiser all joined together in demanding that Blatter step down immediately as President of FIFA.

You can have all of the political figures and governments and Federal Bureau of Investigators calling for your head but nothing speaks like four huge sponsor threatening to possibly cut off their spending to support the International Soccer Federation.

Now, it does not matter one bit what Blatter wants, when the people who fund FIFA want FIFA to change, change absolutely will come. Coca-Cola along is one of the five biggest global partners FIFA has and contributes a huge portion of the $1.62 billion it earns from sponsor every four years.

Coca-Cola is one of the oldest sponsors FIFA has alongside Adidas.

Those four companies have forced FIFA to do something now. Naturally, Blatter completely disagrees with Coca-Cola and those other sponsors and that stepping down would be the worst thing for FIFA at this time, but it really does not matter what he wants or what he thinks because money is power. After all, that is what the entire problems is to begin with. Blatter is so powerful because he allegedly uses FIFA’s money to bride people to stay in power and allegedly accepts bribes to sway his decisions.

But there is no money to use in these backdoor dealings if these huge sponsor say enough is enough.

This is a great thing for people who think FIFA is completely broken. Things will change because of this.

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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