Way OT: Tokyo Sexwale for FIFA President

Submitted by Barca Wolverine on November 12th, 2015 at 12:25 PM

You read that correctly.  A South African businessman named Tokyo Sexwale is one of five men approved to run for FIFA's presidental vacancy in 2016.  

I know we all love a good name on our MGoBoard, as well as a chance to mock the sport of soccer.

All hail president(ial candidate) Sexwale!

(Photo credit to the Daily Mail UK)

P.S. His name is pronounced "Sex-Wall-Ay", but in my brain it will always be "Sex-Whale".  

Comments

Gr1mlock

November 12th, 2015 at 1:17 PM ^

I remember immediately texting my buddy when I saw on Sportscenter he announced his candidacy.  I know nothing about him, and I (correctly) assumed it wasn't pronounced the entertaining way, but I don't care - he's got my hypothetical vote.  

pasadenablue

November 12th, 2015 at 2:41 PM ^

He was an anti-apartheid activist and was jailed on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela.  He's been a politician and businessman since his release in 1990.  Anyone who has seen The 16th Man, the 30-for-30 episode about the 1994 SA Rugby World Cup, will recognize him.

 

That doesn't preclude him from his share of corruption allegations...

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Sexwale