He may well be the head of world football FIFA, but that doesn't stop us believing that Sepp Blatter is a joke.
The way he described the news of the FA of Ireland's request to be let into the 2010 World Cup as the 33rd team was nothing short of a disgrace.
No Respect Shown By The Belittling Joke That Is Blatter
Blatter thought it was funny to announce the news while laughing to a giggling assembled audience at the Soccerex conference. Even by Blatter's low standards, it was beyond belief.
To put the incident in isolation and find it funny is bad enough. But look at the bigger picture leading up to this.
The whole world witnessed football at it's cheating worst when Henry handled the ball into the goal. Football was made to look stupid for it's inability to embrace technology and it's inability to deliver any sort of justice.
A decent referee's career probably lies in tatters and Sepp Blatter finds it funny. The fact that football is probably being laughed at around the world for these reasons and more, while he is in charge of it, is obviously funny to the man.
I think you're missing the point Sepp Blatter, you are the real joke around football.
Here we had Blatter, the leader of the governing body of World football ridiculing one of his member Associates.
And in public, in full view of the world. Insulting, not just the FAI, but the whole of Republic of Ireland.
Where else could the leader of a major organisation or company get away with such behaviour?
The very least the FAI deserved was to have their request treated with respect. Even if it was never likely to see the light of day.
Not in Blatter's way of using it for a cheap laugh to try and make himself look good. It wasn't smart, and it wasn't funny.
This man is a joke and a disgrace, and should leave football immediately.