A Kent bonfire society has selected suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter to be its honorary Guy Who Gets Burned in Effigy at an upcoming festival. The Edenbridge Bonfire Society does this every year to raise money for charity and selects a well-known celebrity in the news as their offering to the pyro gods.
In previous years, the society has chosen Wayne Rooney and Lance Armstrong to burn to the ground. The man who created the Blatter effigy, Frank Shepherd, says he considered Vladimir Putin holding a rocket under his arm, but in the end, it was Sepp Blatter. It was always Sepp Blatter.
Blatter and his box of cash are set to be burned this Saturday, November 7th.