Sepp Blatter has been returned to serve a fifth term as the head of FIFA. The 79-year-old defeated Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein in the presidential contest in Zurich Friday. His victory came despite a week marked by arrests and investigations tied to alleged corruption, which led to calls for the dismissal of the organization's longtime leader. Read more >>
The cartoon by Dave Brown from The Independent shows a footballer taking a penalty. The ball, which is on the penalty spot, is emblazoned with the face of Sepp Blatter.
The cartoon caption 'On the Spot' is a play on an English idiom. To put someone on the spot means to ask someone a question that is difficult or embarrassing to answer. • I’m going to put you on the spot and ask what you would have done in his position. The FIFA arrests have put Blatter on the spot, and in the cartoon he's on the penalty spot.