David Cameron Backs Demands for Sepp Blatter to Quit

David Cameron has thrown his weight behind calls for Fifa president Sepp Blatter to resign, after a string of the organisation’s officials were arrested on corruption charges and criminal proceedings were opened over its awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. A spokesman for the prime minister said Cameron “associated himself fully” with comments made by John Whittingdale, the culture, media and sport secretary, in parliament on Thursday morning. Whittingdale suggested Blatter, who has headed the international football governing body since 1998, should quit as the “deeply flawed and corrupt organisation” needed a change of leadership.