FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Quits

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  1. Power Man

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/s...orruption-charges-in-us.html?smid=tw-bna&_r=1

     
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    The flights to Moscow out of Zurich will be full tomorrow.
     
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    Holy ****.
     
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    That's crazy. Odd that they didn't charge Blatter as well.
     
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    Keep in mind that FIFA 15 wasn't just a simple roster update, so their lawyer might play on that
     
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    lol this is going to be good.

    Maybe trying to get some of the lesser officials to testify against him in exchange for reduced sentences?
     
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    You know you're really corrupt when even the Swiss won't protect you
     
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    Shocker.

     
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    Lol fifa.
     
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    My favorite part by far. No shame.
     
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    So is this all about Murica wanting to host the WC ?

    Think about all that money ....
     
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    Amazing. :laugh:

    That definitely seems to be the case.
     
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    dis gon b gud
     
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    About ******* time.
     
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    It's actually about how FIFA humiliated Bill Clinton. He campaigned for 2 years for the U.S. bid, and then they had the audacity to award it to Qatar for some money under the table. He was furious.

    Slick Willie gon get you.
     
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    Hopefully this leads up to stripping that WC from Qatari hands
     
  20. Peen

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    Hope so dude.

    Will stop the death.

    Infrastructure in place. US/AUS/ENG all excellent places. Not to mention seven years to get it ready?
     
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    Only some of it actually.
    Qatar would not stop building impressive infrastructure just because they might lose the World Cup. There are other huge projects and on those people will still die.
    But a lot of people who are upset now will not really care anymore, which is a tragedy in itself.

    Still hope they take it away. Not because I don't want Qatar to have or because I don't want the World Cup played in the Winter, but because, by all accounts, it just wasn't the best bid. And if the other countries had better bids then the best of them should get the World Cup. If Qatar ever makes the best bid, then by all means give it to them if you can ensure the safety and well being of the workers there, but when the competition is better, then there is no way Qatar should have the World Cup.
     
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    Australia or US for 2022...thrilled with either. I have friends in a few cities down in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and just outside of Adelaide), so I'd likely be able to go for the full month and experience it.
     
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    Not a day too early. Shame they couldn't get Blatter.. for now.
     
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    It's been a long time coming!
     
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    Sweeping everything under the carpet again ? :naughty:

    Perhaps at last the web of lies and deceit surrounding FIFA and the way World Cups have been awarded will be torn down.
     

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