Jack Warner, Former FIFA Vice President, Plans To Cooperate With Authorities
Jack Warner, former FIFA vice president, plans on cooperating with authorities and promises to not go down alone.
Jack Warner Plans To Cooperate With Authorities
If you were to ask any soccer fan, what FIFA executive, old or new, do you think was a part of the 14 that were arrested? He or she would probably mention Jack Warner’s name. The retired FIFA vice president has been embroiled in corruption charges since the early 2000s.
So when 14 people — seven of those were current FIFA executives — were indicted by the U.S. government on a slew of corruption charges, it was not surprising to see his name thrown in the mix. And it has been wonderful watching the old man make a fool out of himself lately – at one point, he proclaimed his innocence by using a satirical Onion article as an example.
But now, he is not playing anymore games, as he promises to release “an avalanche” of evidence against FIFA, including “checks and corroborated statements” that implicate high officials, like Sepp Blatter.
“I will no longer keep secrets for them who actively seek to destroy [Trinidad and Tobago],” Warner stated to his constituents.
“I apologize for not disclosing my knowledge of these events before,” he said. “Not even death will stop the avalanche that is coming. The die is cast. There can be no turning back. Let the chips fall where they fall.”
On top of this, the “checks and corroborated statement” that he is supplying to the proper authorities will detail “the link between FIFA, its funding and [Warner]; the links between FIFA, its funding and the United National Congress.”
This is quite impressive claims from a man who just recently attempted to squash his corruption charges, by holding up an article mocking FIFA’s corruption. Still, this cannot be a good thing for the soccer corporation that has been having a tough two weeks.
First it was the 14 indictments, which somehow led to Blatter’s reelection. As a result, the newly elected president decided to resign, effective a new election that could be held anywhere from December to March. And finally, the FBI has decided to open up their investigation to include the 2018 and 2022 World Cup voting, which was somehow went to Russia and Qatar.
So if Jack Warner truly has evidence that implicates Sepp Blatter and more influential figures, then buckle up FIFA. It is about to be a bumpy summer.
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