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FIFA president Sepp Blatter proclaims himself "president of everybody"

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter celebrates his election during the 65th FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on May 29, 2015, in Zurich, Switzerland.
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter celebrates his election during the 65th FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on May 29, 2015, in Zurich, Switzerland.
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All hail the president of everybody, Sepp Blatter!

Blatter, president of FIFA, won a confidence vote in his leadership of the morally struggling empire on Friday. The Guardian shared his expansive statements, which went well beyond the organization:

It is my congress, I have the right to make the closing remarks. This is a very important congress. You see I am in a good mood. I was a little bit nervous today, but now I am the president of everybody, I am the president of the whole Fifa.

Twitter immediately reacted to the statement "I am the president of everybody" — which, to be fair, is being taken out of the context of his larger statement. Blatter's remarks, though, are reflective of a growing sense that FIFA — and perhaps its leader — is simply above accountability even in its corruption or bribery.

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