Soccer: Blatter, FIFA, and the US

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  1. Tommy Palven

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    FIFA is notoriously corrupt. Just as the IOC is notoriously corrupt. Just as Putin is notoriously corrupt. Just as the arab oil states are notoriously corrupt. No matter what the motivation - and I don't see obama getting in on this because there's nothing in it for him at the moment - the arrest of FIFA officials is 100% legitimate.
     
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    Swiss prosecutors gonna go up his butt with a microscope...
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    Swiss target world soccer chief Blatter in criminal probe
    Fri Sep 25, 2015 - Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter, the head of world soccer body FIFA, on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of funds, the Swiss attorney general's office said on Friday.
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    Fri Sep 25, 2015 - Pope Francis on Friday condemned the craving for material gains and power, warning an annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations that greed is destroying the Earth's resources and aggravating poverty.
     
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    Scandal brings down soccer moguls...
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    World soccer rocked by suspension of Blatter and Platini
    Thu Oct 8, 2015 - World soccer chief Sepp Blatter and European boss Michel Platini were suspended on Thursday, engulfed by a deepening corruption scandal as their sport faces criminal investigations in Switzerland and the United States.
     
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    Recent developements too much for him?...
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    FIFA's Blatter hospitalized for 'emotional breakdown'
    Nov. 11, 2015 - His hospital stay is expected to last five days.
     
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    Ex-FIFA President Sepp Blatter receives $12M bonus for 2014 World Cup...
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    FIFA says Sepp Blatter, 2 other top officials gave themselves $80 million in bonus money over 5 years
    Friday, June 3, 2016 — FIFA’s top officials Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner awarded themselves pay rises and World Cup bonuses totaling $80 million over their last five years in office.
     
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    What on earth can be going through the mind of a 80-year old man as he seeks to add millions of euros to the millions he already has? Looks like he's so deluded he thinks he's gonna live for ever?
     
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    Is this really even shocking to anyone at all? I really do not understand when people get full crazy over the "revelation" that FIFA is corrupt because to me it has been the most given of truths since the beginning of times. This kind of corruption is reality in all democratic and supranational organisations and anyone who believes anything else is not only naive but also stupid.

    Lennart Johansson, the Swede who was Vice President of FIFA for years has in recent interviews claimed he had absolutely no idea about the ongoing bribing and that he is absolutely shocked by the news. Best of all, journalists believe him and don't qeven uestion him one bit. :laughing:
     
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