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Blatter likened to 'Jesus and Martin Luther King' at Concacaf congress ahead of Fifa president election

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Blatter likened to 'Jesus and Martin Luther King' at Concacaf congress ahead of Fifa president election
LISTEN APR 17, 2015

Current Fifa president Sepp Blatter might not be everyone's cup of tea but judging by the comments coming out of the Concacaf congress on Thursday he enjoys god-like status with its members.

The 79-year-old was hailed as the 'father of football' and compared to Jesus and Nelson Mandela by delegates from North American, Central American and the Caribbean.

Blatter, who has been in charge since 1998, is bidding for a fifth term in office and received backing from ten federations at the meeting in the Bahamas.

The Trinidad and Tobago FA chief Raymond Tim Kee praised Blatter as the 'father of football'

However, the president of the Dominican Republic federation, Osiris Guzman went what could be viewed as a step too far in his assessment of Blatter.

Guzman compared the Swiss to Moses, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King Jr as well as Jesus and Mandela.

'I think Concacaf membership is sending a clear message that we continue to support president Blatter,' said Concacaf president Jeffrey Webb.

Dutch FA Michael van Praag, former Portugal and Real Madrid star Luis Figo and Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein are the candidates running against Blatter.

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