... And he'll continue to be paid until a new president is elected on Feb. 26.
The reason for his dismissal was not released.
FIFA "proved incapable" of making real change when Blatter was in charge.
"The scale of corruption here is unconscionable."
The sponsors' letter was sent from Adidas, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Visa, and Budweiser brewer AB InBev.
But we've learned not to believe everything Blatter says.
The FIFA chief said his resignation wouldn't be "in the best interest" of the organization.