Sepp Blatter's most memorable and controversial quotes

From telling female footballers to wear 'tighter shorts' to comparing football to 'modern day slavery', Blatter has a tendency to put his foot in it

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Sepp Blatter may be facing the biggest crisis during his reign as Fifa president, but the world leader of football has a knack for putting his foot in it at the worst of times.

Blatter has had to try and navigate his way through serious corruption allegations over his 17-year reign as Fifa president, though a dual investigation led by the United States’ FBI and Swiss prosecutors saw 14 current and former Fifa members arrested this week on corruption charges.

With Blatter’s reign as president facing its biggest opposition since he took the reins in 1998 in the form of Prince Ali bin al-Hussein and today’s vote, the 79-year-old could finally be ousted from the world governing body in today’s presidential election in Zurich.

 

But should he lose in his campaign to win a fifth term as Fifa president, what will Blatter be remembered for most?

Watch the video below to see Blatter’s most memorable and controversial quotes.

 

Blatter addressed the Fifa Congress in Zurich on Friday morning, with a result expected to announce the next Fifa president at around 5pm this eveing.

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