FIFA President Addresses Corruption Scandal

FIFA President Sepp Blatter addressed the dark cloud of corruption that hangs over the world's governing soccer body on Thursday at a ceremony in Zurich. Blatter, who is running for his fifth term as president of the organization, took the stage after a procession of flag bearers during the Opening Ceremony of the 65th FIFA Congress and immediately addressed the elephant in the room. In his speech, the FIFA President said, "You will agree with me these are unprecedented and difficult times for FIFA. The events of yesterday have cast a long shadow over football and over this week’s congress." Blatter also acknowledged the personal criticism he has faced over the scandal adding, "I know many people hold me ultimately responsible."