One very prominent name was missing among the several high-ranking FIFA officials indicted on corruption and bribery charges last week. That person, of course, was FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who as John Oliver described on the latest “Last Week Tonight,” has “left a trail of devastation” under his watch as the organization’s president.
“No decision Blatter has overseen is more questionable than the 2022 World Cup being awarded to Qatar, because not only will the conditions be terrible to play in, but the number of migrant workers that have died in Qatar since the cup was announced has been staggering,” Oliver said.
Despite the new charges and Blatter’s scandal-ridden reputation, he was actually reelected as president for a fifth term on Friday.
“To truly kill a snake, you must cut off its head, or in this case its asshole,” Oliver explained. Without Blatter’s indictment, the host says no truly significant reforms can be made for the world’s favorite sport.
Watch Oliver make a plea to both U.S. officials and FIFA’s long list of powerful sponsors to remove Blatter as president, once and for all:
UPDATE: Tuesday, June 2, 2015: Blatter has resigned. Oliver has sent the “one perfect tweet” of this news cycle.
— John Oliver (@iamjohnoliver) June 2, 2015