A promise is a promise, John.
On last week’s iteration of the supremely excellent Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver made a second dig at FIFA and its rampant corruption – updated to take on the recent spate of arrests and indictments levelled at FIFA executives by US prosecutors.
Oliver closed the segment with a hilarious – and impassioned – plea to FIFA’s chief corporate sponsors including McDonald’s, Budweiser, and Adidas to pull their support for FIFA President Sepp Blatter and have him removed, pledging to wear Adidas’s ridiculous golden winged shoes, take a bite out of every item on the McDonald’s Dollar Menu, and drink an entire Bud Lite Lime and claim it was delicious (despite there being no way to state it tastes like anything other than “a puddle beneath a Long John Silver’s dumpster“).
Ask and ye shall receive. A mere handful of hours later, Blatter was gone as FIFA President, and Oliver could rejoice that the “Swiss demon who ruined the game I love” was gone for good.
And to prove that his is nothing if not a man of his word – even despite the reasoning behind Blatter’s exit being not necessarily corporately motivated – on last night’s show, John Oliver put his mouth where his mouth was.
That’s one small sip for man, one giant leap for the World Game.