Let’s Get Ready To Rumble! BBC & Sky Invite Sepp Blatter And His FIFA Presidency Rivals To Take Part In TV Election Debate

Chris Wright

2nd, March 2015

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By Chris Wright

Sepp serves Prince Ali with an absolute zinger

The Guardian are reporting this morning that both the BBC and Sky have written to the four FIFA presidential candidates – Sepp Blatter, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Dutch FA president Michael van Praag and Luis Figo – and asked them all to take part in a live televised debate.

Sky have released the following statement:

“Sky, in collaboration with the BBC, has invited all four candidates in the FIFA presidential election to take part in a live debate.

“We believe this will present an unprecedented opportunity for the candidates to set out their plans and communicate directly with fans from around the world.

“We hope for a positive response from all four candidates.”

What’s more, FA chairman Greg Dyke has also announced that he’d be more than happy to stage the whole thing at Wembley.

Dyke told the Guardian:

“I would love to see a leaders’ debate. I would love to see the four candidates for this election get in a room together and be questioned.

“We would happily host it at Wembley.”

Cracking idea, though somebody really needs to rig up a Dr Marvin Monroe-esque family electroshock system at Wembley, pronto.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    A live debate isn’t really a “live” debate – if this happens it will be like the US political “live” debates where every question is carefully cherry-picked and sanitized with every answer meticulously prepared well in advance. Plus, it’ll probably be as about as informative as US debates, getting to the real issues like what is your most played song on your ipod, and how many €500 notes can you fit in a brown envelope…

  2. Nuno says:

    Mid debate, throw a few (fake but real-looking) thousands dollars to the middle of the bunch, and watch them kill for it…

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