Now South African press dumps on Blatter
By Andrew Jennings
Saturday May 22, 2010
News of Blatter’s demand for the most luxurious suite in Africa at Joburg’s five-star Michaelangelo Hotel provoked rage and satire. Here the Afrikaans tabloid in the Cape, the Daily Voice, mocks Blatter’s demand for an ‘African-themed’ bathroom. He seems to neither know nor care that millions of citizens put up with earth closets in wooden or tin huts.
Too late, South Africa wakes up to FIFA
Durban Mercury Friday 7 May - Anger as FIFA’s lawyers clamp down on fans and traders in their ‘commercial restriction zones.’
Blatter moons South Africa. Mail & Guardian cartoonist Zapiro reflects growing anger that FIFA couldn’t care less about the host nation’s problems.
In the Sunday Tribune of May 2, 2010 columnist Jubulani Sikhakhane adds his voice to worries about his country has capitulated to ‘King Sepp.’
There was outrage in South Africa at FIFA threats to remove accreditation from reporters who were critical of FIFA.
The Independent on May 1, 2010, mocked Blatter and his claims to be incorruptible. Do Blatter’s aides dare show him the rising anger and disdain in this year’s World Cup host country?
Fahrenheit 2010: As print media unearths the stories that have to be told and investigated about FIFA – the TV channels duck their responsibility to fairly inform the people and have degenerated into cheerleaders. Their excuse? ‘Anything perceived as negative is not in our interest.’
The South African edition of lad’s mag FHM was on the job early in April with 7 pages of analysis of FIFA and its leaders.