Sepp Blatter 'Compared to Jesus Christ and Nelson Mandela' at CONCACAF Congress

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterApril 17, 2015

FIFA President Joseph Blatter gestures as he waits for the start of the 39th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Blatter hit out at unnamed lawmakers for wanting boycotts of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 event in Qatar. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter has many critics around the world but not, it would seem, at the CONCACAF congress.

Delegates from North America, Central America and the Caribbean have been meeting in the Bahamas and some of them were truly gushing in their praise for Blatter. 

None more so than the Dominican Republic representative who compared Blatter to some of the most historically significant people of all time. 

As per Reuters:

Hailed as "the father of football" and compared to Jesus Christ and Nelson Mandela, FIFA chief Sepp Blatter got backing from across Caribbean and Central American countries at the CONCACAF congress on Thursday.

The Trinidad and Tobago FA chief Raymond Tim Kee praised Blatter as the "father of football" while the president of the Dominican Republic federation Osiris Guzman compared the 79-year-old Swiss to Moses, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King Jr as well as Jesus and Mandela.

The election for FIFA president takes place in May and Blatter, who has been president since 1998, is bidding for a fifth term in office.

Blatter will go up against the head of the Dutch FA Michael van Praag, former Portugal and Real Madrid star Luis Figo and Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein in the election. 


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