I’ve sat back many times over the pat few years, jaw dropped to the floor in amazement, that FIFA executives seem to be flagrantly oblivious to the fact they need to abide by the same laws everyone else does.
The corruption isn’t even discreet. The coverups are about as effortless as a teenage hairdresser dressing for Boujis on the understanding Ashley Cole is there.
But they always get away with it. Like football is bigger than big oil or something.
Well, yesterday, the world could rejoice as Switzerland (via US request) arrested 6 Exco official on corruption charges. There isn’t much detail other than they can volunteer to be taken to the U.S. on trial or the U.S. might have to apply for their extradition. I’m guessing if the request has been made, chances are, these execs are fucked.
Either way, it’s a positive step. Hopefully the start of other countries following suit. There’s always a way to take down corporate pigs. Would be great if the organisations leadership collapsed and a new regime could be installed in its place.
Dreams. But this is football. Dreams can come true.
Today is going to be a short post. I’m lucky enough to have an invite to the press conference this morning. What a treat. Shame I fucked my trains. But at least I’ll see the players for a sweet 15 minutes.
Hopefully I’ll have some positive news for you. Maybe news on WELBZ and Chambo. Maybe some comments from Wenger on Theo and Jack starting. Maybe the announcement of a £50m signing. Who knows.
It’ll be interesting to hear what Wenger is thinking on David Ospina after the Colombian had a less than impressive final game of the season. Obviously he won’t be playing the FA Cup final, but the question will be around whether he keeps his place next season, especially with Petr Cech stories wafting through the club at the moment.
Right, that’s me done. I’ll start warming up with some FA Cup goodness tomorrow!
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