Luis Figo has announced his intentions to run for FIFA president against Sepp Blatter…
Luis Figo has officially announced his intentions to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, with Twitter practically exploding at the news.
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The retired Portuguese international is one of many candidates to throw their hat in the ring, but is arguably the one who has caused the most excitement.
42-year-old Figo claims he will be looking to change the way things are run in football, and revealed that he wanted to give something back to the sport.
The governing body has come in for a huge amount of criticism in recent years, having to deal with internal scandals and allegations of corruption.
I’m delighted to announce my candidacy for the FIFA Presidency. Football has given me so much during my life & I want to give something back
— Luís Figo (@LuisFigo) January 28, 2015
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 28, 2015
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) January 28, 2015
Well done! @LuisFigo
— Ronald Koeman (@RonaldKoeman) January 28, 2015
Slick, gelled back hair, sponsors coming out his ears and a dubious past with doping; Luis Figo would be a real breath of fresh air at FIFA.
— Stefan Bienkowski (@SBienkowski) January 28, 2015
@skysports_bryan Probably make a pigs head of it!
— Aaron Evans (@Doublea01) January 28, 2015
@skysports_bryan a one legged donkey would get my vote over Blatter
— Chris Gray (@ChrisGray82) January 28, 2015
‘Figo! Looking strong, Luis’ http://t.co/v6FkbLE8vp
— James Dart (@James_Dart) January 28, 2015