Re-blog from Time.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter was elected to a fifth term Friday despite a sprawling criminal investigation of the soccer federation currently underway in the U.S. that has already led to the arrest of more than a dozen FIFA executives.
Blatter, who has not been accused of wrongdoing, was heavily favored to win re-election even after the arrests were made Wednesday. However, many in the soccer community expressed dismay that the man who led FIFA during the period under scrutiny could still be elected so easily.
Here’s a sampling of how people reacted to the news on Twitter
U.S. soccer president Sunil Gulati, who voted against Blatter:
While disappointed with the election result, we will continue working towards bringing meaningful change to FIFA. #FIFAReform
— Sunil Gulati (@sunilgulati) May 29, 2015
ESPN reporter Darren Rovell:
If Roger Goodell is Teflon, Sepp Blatter is Kevlar.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 29, 2015
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