Issa Hayatou

Issa Hayatou is between a rock and a hard place. Yes, he's enjoying some welcome media attention as the acting president of FIFA, meaning he will lead the organization in its first steps away from operating as a front for organized crime. It's an exciting venture, but it comes with intense media scrutiny.

Meanwhile, Hayatou is coming face to face with the underwhelming realities of his job, which involve sitting at the front of an assembly and listening to tedious conversations related to that impending reform. It's enough to make a man fall asleep at the wheel, which is what Hayatou does, more or less.

Unfortunately, the world's cameras were rolling. Hayatou clearly finds himself in a battle with consciousness, his head bobbing and his eyelids dropping for quite a long time.

Hayatou remains interim president amid a fresh wave of arrests in Switzerland, which have further depleted the number of FIFA executive committee members who have no ties to alleged fraud in the organization.

Hayatou was not among those arrested, and has not been formally connected to any acts of fraud. The International Olympic Committee issued a reprimand in 2011 regarding a list of fraudulent payments to various authorities, which featured Hayatou's name, but that's the extent of any ties between the Cameroonian executive and any wrongdoing.

Hayatou has maintained his innocence throughout the investigations of FIFA. Unfortunately, given FIFA's track record, he'll remain a person of interest until the investigation is concluded.

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Casting Sepp Blatter For Ben Affleck's FIFA Movie

 

Casting For Sepp Blatter

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are producing a movie about the FIFA scandal.

 

Dustin Hoffman

He was great as a villain in "Hook."

 

Dustin Hoffman

Hoffman's versatility makes him capable of handling nearly any role.

 

Gerard Depardieu

Here's a unique qualification for playing a role of villian: Being actual friends with Vladimir Putin.

 

Gerard Depardieu

In his autobiography, Depardieu writes that Putin "immediately liked my hooligan side."

 

James Garner

Yes, we realize that Garner passed away last year ...

 

James Garner

... but the resemblance is uncanny.

 

John Cusack

Cusack is 30 years younger than Blatter.

 

John Cusack

But the magic of Hollywood makeup can do wonders in bridging the gap.

 

Tommy Lee Jones

One of his most memorable roles was on the side of law enforcement as a U.S. Marshal in "The Fugitive" but ...

 

Tommy Lee Jones

... he did play the villain role of Two Face in "Batman Forever."

 

Robert Duvall

The ultimate pro, Duvall always delivers in whatever role he's given.

 

Robert Duvall

Duvall is 84, and we know he'd still come through.

 

Alan Arkin

At 81, Arkin is in the same age range as Blatter.

 

Alan Arkin

As a 72-year-old, Arkin earned the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in "Little Miss Sunshine."

 

Danny DeVito

Everyone loved to hate him as Louie De Palma on "Taxi."

 

Danny DeVito

Plus, he played the Penguin in "Batman Returns."

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