Anorak | Fifa, Nazis, Corruption And How Money Always Wins

Fifa, Nazis, Corruption And How Money Always Wins

by | 28th, May 2011

FIFA is in the mire. Almost six months down the line following Fifa’s firm kick in the goolies to English World Cup aspirations and the whole rotten House of Cards seems to be getting more than very shaky.

The Fifa ethics committees is now investigating BOTH presidential candidates after the urbane, charming and very nice Sepp Blatter was shopped by the already accused Mohamed Bin Hammam, his rival in next week’s presidency election. Mohamed who knows more than most says Blatter knew about alleged cash payments.

Blatter is being benched on Sunday.

Fifa executive members Bin Hammam and vice-president Jack Warner will also be at Sunday’s hearing to answer charges of bribery.
Blatter has issued statement saying:
“I cannot comment on the proceedings that have been opened against me. The facts will speak for themselves.”

Or not.

The Boiling Frog has more:

…this battle of the Fifa presidential election is turning out to be very messy indeed and Jack the clown Warner (corrupter-in-chief) has had further allegations made against him. I suspect though despite it all Blatter will win the election on Wednesday unopposed- such is democracy within Fifa, (I wonder if Cameron regrets this ).

Yet this leads me on to a wider point. Yes, Fifa is a wonderful example of how unelected international bureaucracies are corrupt precisely because there are no checks and balances, but also at fault is the compliance, or apathy, of those it represents; note the silence since from UEFA over the scandal of the world body of football (UEFA President Platini is rumoured to be in line to replace Blatter)

And then we come onto the FA run by unelected buffoons since 1863. An organisation who thinks that the fit and proper persons test is really just a measure of the size of your cheque book , that it’s a good idea for England to play Germany in 1935 at White Hart Lane (home of

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  • agw

    Japanese whaling fleets have less stench about them.

    Come to think of it, the whaling fleet moral code is certainly higher than Fifa’s.
    Japan is touting a harpoon policy to try and please the taste buds of its millions (at whatever cost to a harmless species) –
    Fifa’s milking millions for the few touts running an apparent fixture fiddle while harpooning a passionate fan base.

    Not a lot to choose between them.

  • Thanks for your kind link Anorak