Germany, Franz Beckenbauer, and the ghost of Charlie Dempsey
Havelange, Blatter, Blazer, Valcke, Warner, Texeira, Platini… Franz Beckenbauer can now add his name to the list of The Untouchables who – it turns out – are in fact touchable by the law.
Blatter & Platini Are Out. Now Meet the New Guys, Same as the Old Guys.
Someone at FIFA has finally found a broom. But they also need to look at the back of the closet for a mop and a big bucket. The history of the men (and it is always men) stepping into replace Blatter and Platini show just how deep governance issues extend at FIFA.
Coca Cola, Visa, McDonald’s, and Budweiser Tell Blatter to GO and Hand Reform Campaign Win Against FIFA
Coming from typically conservative corporate companies, the announcements are as significant as they are blunt. Some of the most powerful corporations in the world have decided Blatter is done. He must go. Their “brands” suffer from an association with Captain Blatter and his ship of crooks.
As FIFA implodes, more questions for Blatter and Platini. Oh, and some for Peter Hargitay and SBS TV’s Les Murray, too. Thanks.
There are not enough times you can write “criminal proceedings initiated against Sepp Blatter”. Of course there are questions about Blatter’s relationship with Platini and what the payment was actually for. Rule number one: follow the money. Rule number two: cross check the dates. Platini received the payment when he decided not to run against Blatter for FIFA president and instead endorsed Blatter’s reelection.
Jack Warner on TV: The Best Thing You Will Ever See During The FIFA Meltdown
There’s a lot of competition: the Zurich arrests, the Blatter resignation, any press conference with Jerome Valcke, an interview with Australia’s Frank Lowy denying any impropriety . But Jack Warner always seems to come through with the goods.
If You Read One Story About Luis Suarez and Football In Uruguay Make Sure It Is This One
An investigative reporter broke the news about Spillman threatening Larranaga. Less than a month later, a hit man shot the reporter at the door of his house. The hit man had been paid $500. The assassination failed, and Nelson Spillman and his brother, Daniel, who reportedly drove the getaway car, went to jail for the botched hit.
If Qatar 2022 Actually Is A Scandal, It Won’t Be The Only One
So, I confess. I kissed Mohammed Bin Hammam and at the time it was, well, just OK. But who knew what it would lead to?
A Lot Of Money Goes Missing… And No One Wants to Talk About It
The recent investigation by CONCACAF’s Integrity Commission into the disaster its former management created for the organization produced an amazing document. The two stars of the show are Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer. The rap sheet is formidable. Blazer, CONCACAF’s former General Secretary allegedly: Misappropriated CONCACAF Funds Breached Fiduciary Duty to CONCACAF Violated the CONCACAF […]
FBI Most Wanted: FIFA Corruption
The shameless disregard for the sport and abuse of powers by those responsible for “governing” the game were only going to go unnoticed for so long.
Why Match-Fixing Is Just Like A Lap Dance
“It is very easy to get a professional athlete to come ‘on side’,” said the son of a former hitman. “We would spend a lot of time trying to get these guys to do this. We would deliberately target them. Heck, a lot of the time they would come to us.”