Acting FIFA President Issa Hayatou Falls Asleep During Important Meeting (Video)

acting fifa president Issa Hayatou

As you probably know, FIFA has been in crisis mode since late May, when Swiss authorities and the United States Justice Department teamed up to arrest a bunch of their executives on corruption charges.

For a while, Sepp Blatter actually stayed on as president, meaning he was in charge of cleaning up the mess everyone on earth knew he had helped to create. However, at the end of September Swiss authorities announced that they were beginning criminal proceedings against Blatter, so FIFA finally had to “suspend” Blatter and anyone else not already in jail.

Since then, with a presidential election not scheduled until the end of February, the governing body of the world’s most popular sport has been headed up on an interim basis by a guy named Issa Hayatou. However, it would appear that the stress of running FIFA is starting to wear Hayatou out. Because during an important public meeting this week to discuss major reforms, the guy just sorta…fell asleep.

Take a look:

I for one feel for the guy. My senior year of high school I could never stay awake during fifth period French.

Of course, I also wasn’t being paid handsomely to learn how to conjugate the passé simple. Maybe Mr. Hayatou should make it a habit to stop by Starbucks on the way to work.

Hat Tip – [Deadspin]

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