Blatterishness, or the bureaucratic ruin of football
|It is called the beautiful game:
absolutely not, if one includes FIFA corruption. Although Blatter in late 2002
was declared almost innocent of charges of corruption. At least, nothing that
they could actually hang on him.
Jack A. Warner was re-elected President of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football at its XXIII Ordinary Congress on Saturday 20 April at the Loews Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida USA. Warner was returned for a fourth four-year term of office in an overwhelming vote, defeating Dr. Edgardo Codesal by a vote count of 36-2, with one no vote and one national association absent.
And, in most rational people's estimation, Warner is a totally corrupt individual, ruining his own country's football and being closely associated with Blatter. On the FIFA pages, even the arguments are on view, especially between Blatter and Zen Ruffinen. And, there's an injunction against Farah Addo of Somalia. To have this dirty washing at FIFA really shows how corruption is rampant within its hallowed halls.
Now, now, the Argentines want to hang up the No 10 shirt because of their love of Maradona. However, FIFA might not like that, probably as much as Mario Kempes, the top goal scorer of 1978. My opinion equals that of Senor Kempes. See the pages here that refer to Maradana for the reason; very easy. Major drug user, too.
Now, now Jack of the Beanstalk: Sepp baby might have to smack your knuckles, but it won't be hard, because he needs your vote next year when re-election rears its ugly head. (Of course, he's still there.)
FIFA President Sepp Blatter said he would look into allegations of a conflict of interest surrounding FIFA Vice President Jack Warner's acquisition of lucrative television rights to FIFA tournaments. "I don't like rumours," Blatter said late Saturday afternoon. "I will identify exactly what was happened and I will inform [the media] (sic:ed)."
AP / CNNSI.com
New Zealand's Charles Dempsey abstains, thus Blatter can't vote, therefore Deutschland gets it. Better that country than England. South Africa should have won, but for politics. Blatter is now in trouble. A Korean wants his job. England might grasp the cherry when I'm dead and buried. What price letters under doors, phone calls from ex-FIFA president and the King of the Belgians. Bribery, and the smell of rotten fish.
I'll repeat it here, the FA are foolish if they rely on the word of a consummate liar, one Sepp Blatter. He tells the last person he has spoken to, that, yes, he can have the World Cup, and, yes, here is another $50,000 for your pains. No need for a receipt.