Tag Archives: Platini
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.
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.
If Qatar 2022 Goes Down In Flames, So Too Do Football’s Prominent & Powerful
One thing is for sure. If the Qatar bid does go down (or up in flames) then a lot of very prominent and powerful people in football will go down with it. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing.