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Blatter defiant as top FIFA sponsors demand resignation

Oct 03, 2015    

Top FIFA sponsors joined forces to demand Sepp Blatter's immediate resignation on Friday, dealing a fresh blow to the scandal-tainted world football chief even as he vowed to cling to power.In separate statements issued one week after criminal proceedings were launched against Blatter in Switzerland, Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Visa and Budweiser all called on the 79-year-old to step down.It marked the first time that FIFA's powerful financial backers -- who together have pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into the organization through deals spanning decades -- had called explicitly for Blatter...

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