Suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter Named ‘Swiss Person Of The Year’ By Prominent Swiss Newspaper

Chris Wright

17th, December 2015

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Without any apparent semblance of irony, Sepp Blatter has been named “Swiss of the Year” for 2015 by a prominent Swiss newspaper.

Indeed, Die Weltwoche (who have something of a reputation for siding with controversial figures) have bestowed the honour to Blatter in the very year he was suspended from his post as FIFA president due mainly to the fact that he’s currently smack dab in the middle of a major international corruption investigation.

Nevertheless, here’s how Die Weltwoche’s front page looks today…

As German publication Sport comments, the accompanying article reads “like satire but is in fact quite serious”.

According to a video statement issued by Weltwoche journalist Beat Gygi, Blatter’s commendation comes as a result of his tireless dedication to “promoting development in the shadows”.

Indeed, the gushing headline praises Blatter and his cronies for waging a “thorny fight for a better world”.

We wish we were joking, we really do.

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  1. pük says:

    Die Weltwoche is a right wing magazine made by crackpots for crackpots. Anything they don’t like is unswiss, a disgrace for the nation. To them Sepp is a freedom fighter for swiss indepence who fights international conspiracy.

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