Sport Illustrated writer Grant Wahl is interested in replacing Sepp Blatter as the head of FIFA, and he’s serious. Or so it seems.
In an article posted on SI on Thursday, Walh made it crystal clear he wants the job and he’s happy to tell you why.
“I’m running for the presidency of FIFA in the election to be held on June 1,” the 37-year-old wrote. “And no, I’m not kidding. Have you seen who else is running? That’s right: Sepp Blatter, the 74-year-old Swiss strongman atop the world’s most popular sport, is campaigning for his fourth term. Blatter’s most prominent rival, Qatar’s Mohamed Bin Hammam, may run as well, but he’s just another FIFA insider in an election that desperately needs an outsider.”
Wahl, has been writing for SI since November 1996. He is a native of Mission, KS, and attended Princeton University, where he graduated with a B.A. in politics in 1996.
You can read more about his candidacy on is facebook page. Here’s video of Wahl making his case for FIFA presidency: