Sepp Blatter is no longer the president of everybody. The scandal-wracked FIFA head has announced he will resign, and a special session of congress will be held to elect his successor.
It is not clear what changed between Blatter’s reelection to a fifth term on Friday and today’s announcement. though the paper trail tying FIFA’s No. 2 official to a purported bribe for World Cup votes may have been a major development. We have to assume there is much more coming, or that the ongoing U.S. Swiss investigations into FIFA corruption are expected to implicate more and higher-level executives.