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Sepp Blatter Stepping Down as FIFA President

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Yes, folks, it's happening! Is this what happens when (to borrow from John Oliver) Americans get involved?

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So, it's happening.  Every sports network is covering this:

Sepp Blatter is stepping down as president of FIFA after 17 years.  More to follow.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces plans to step down amid corruption scandal: <a href="http://t.co/jDAj7rKPQ9">http://t.co/jDAj7rKPQ9</a> <a href="http://t.co/9wgJulmYLK">pic.twitter.com/9wgJulmYLK</a></p>&mdash; Major League Soccer (@MLS) <a href="https://twitter.com/MLS/status/605791855263907841">June 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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This stands as a major development in the world of soccer.  John Oliver recently said that if the recent arrests made by the American authorities led to Blatter's removal, then the world would look at America with an entirely new respect.  I don't believe he's overstating the matter.

What does it mean for the World Cup in Russia?  Or Qatar?  At this point who knows?

Whether the corruption will cease, well... that's another story for another day.  For now, let's just rejoice that there is a chance that football could be coming back to the people who love it most: the fans.