In a shocking announcement, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said today he is resigning from his post amid allegations of corruption among several of his members. “I have deeply reflected on my presidency and my past 40 years at FIFA,” Blatter said during a news conference in Zurich. “I love FIFA more than anything and I only want to do the best for football and FIFA.” Sepp Blatter resigns Despite the recent arrests, Blatter was re-elected to a fifth term as leader of the world’s governing soccer body last Friday. Michel Platini, the Uefa president and one of the favourites to replace Blatter, has reacted to the news that the 79-year-old is stepping down. He says: “ It was a difficult decision. A brave decision. The right decision.” The Swiss attorney general says Sepp Blatter is not under investigation by Swiss authorities. So if there is anything nasty heading the outgoing Fifa president’s way, it’s not going to be posted from his homeland.