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Reply # 1314815 30-May-2015 19:39
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that could well be the understatement of the year ;p




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  Reply # 1314916 31-May-2015 04:21
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Personally, I don't care if some international ball kicking game is corrupt.

But, WTF does that have to with America(US).

I mean the US cares little about Soccer.

I saw the video with the American Justice PR. They were so concerned about fairness in Football.

Ridiculous.

They should be more concerned with the corruption in their own country.

Don't they owe that to their taxpayers?




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1314943 31-May-2015 09:00
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JWR:
Personally, I don't care if some international ball kicking game is corrupt.

But, WTF does that have to with America(US).

I mean the US cares little about Soccer.

I saw the video with the American Justice PR. They were so concerned about fairness in Football.

Ridiculous.

They should be more concerned with the corruption in their own country.

Don't they owe that to their taxpayers?





I suspect that the US is the only country that has the balls to do this as the Europeans wouldn't.  I also heard that the whistle blower was some top ex US soccer boss who now has cancer and wanted to spill the beans on FIFA..




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  Reply # 1314962 31-May-2015 10:01
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I hope the US gets some proper results in this mafia Hunt. At the moment all i can see is that the scapegoats are all rounded up while the real underbelly just got a stronger foot hold!




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  Reply # 1315042 31-May-2015 11:38
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In USA the usual way is get plea bargains to dish the dirt on the big boss. Some of those arrested in Zurich were current or former officials of the USA domiciled FIFA so there is the connection. FBI has media and sportswear execs immunity/deals already admitting large unrelated payments to companies related to USA FIFA people in return for swinging the licensing deals.

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  Reply # 1315088 31-May-2015 13:39
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FIFA has been corrupt for many years and the subject of many scandals. DarthKermit was bang on with his post. I had to laugh when Blatter said he couldn't watch everyone all of the time, because (if he is clean, which I doubt very much) he clearly wasn't watching anyone any of the time. John Oliver had a big rant about FIFA last year, just before the World Cup in Brazil - it's been linked and summarised on Upworthy.



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  Reply # 1315107 31-May-2015 14:16
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Breaking News... US authorities expand Dotcom warrant to include provision of mega accounts for storing FIFA kickbacks...! ;-)





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Reply # 1316551 3-Jun-2015 08:03
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And out he goes...




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IOC up next ? yes please

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  Reply # 1316567 3-Jun-2015 08:57
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people are calling for the 2022 Qatar bid to be re-examined, now that Blatter has gone that may be a reality



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  Reply # 1316570 3-Jun-2015 09:02
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Weirdest ever... Elected amidst a storm of madness, barely a week in and he resigns ... Must have done a deal behind closed doors... I hope the deal is not for immunity




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  Reply # 1316590 3-Jun-2015 09:16
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JWR:
Personally, I don't care if some international ball kicking game is corrupt.

But, WTF does that have to with America(US).

I mean the US cares little about Soccer.

I saw the video with the American Justice PR. They were so concerned about fairness in Football.

Ridiculous.

They should be more concerned with the corruption in their own country.

Don't they owe that to their taxpayers?





My theory is that the Europeans were too scared to touch FIFA directly and fed the required info to the US on a wink wink.

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  Reply # 1316597 3-Jun-2015 09:20
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wonder now if Oceania will get automatic entry into world cup, they were going to get it until NZ voted against Blatter. 




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  Reply # 1316602 3-Jun-2015 09:26
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joker97: Weirdest ever... Elected amidst a storm of madness, barely a week in and he resigns ... Must have done a deal behind closed doors... I hope the deal is not for immunity


My theory is that, now that he's seen the evidence, he knows that there's no hope of retaining the job. And probably a deal for him to go (relatively) quietly.


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  Reply # 1316613 3-Jun-2015 09:42
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I hope so ... and then bam, they arrest him and then convict him = fairy tale ending




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