FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Quits

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  1. HajdukSplit

    HajdukSplit Registered User

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    Didn't know where else to put this but Chuck Blazer has passed away tonight, one of the key men involved in the fall of Blatter few years ago
     
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    good, now Jack Warner can die next, then Blatter, then Platini, then Bin..., basically everyone in power in soccer the last 25 years can die
     
  3. spintheblackcircle

    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    It has nothing to do with PSG but with Be In Sport.

    Bribes for TV rights. Who would have thought?
     
  5. Chimaera

    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    Oh look more crooked folks.

    Let’s not pretend they wouldn’t cook the books if they’d bribe officials.
     
  6. Luigi Habs

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    That's purely a political move instigated by some gulf countries anti-qatar most probably. I know Saudi Arabia and UAE have been trying to block Bein Sports arabic to be broadcast across arab countries. Bein Sports belongs to aljazeera (qatar) and they basically own the major top 5 leagues rights + CL + UEFA + Euro + Copa america + World Cup. Basically they own everything football related. The Saudis are trying to destroy it.
     
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    Could be Saudis, but let's be real, any TV that has rights for basically everything is automatic bribing in today's world. That's how it works and doesn't make NEK any less guilty. But common with his peers, that's for sure.

    But I do find it funny every media source is presenting it as PSG president is under bribes investigation, while it should be BIS president is under bribes investigation.
     
  8. Jersey Fresh

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    The article says Al-Khelaifi is the chairman of BeIn? So, what's the difference?

    Isn't Al-Khelaifi close to the Emir? I didn't know BeIn was owned by Qatar, but if that's the case, I can't imagine there's much daylight between it, Al-Khelaifi, and the royal family, i.e. the World Cup.
     
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    Do Gulati next!
     
  10. Evilo

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    You can't see the problem? Really?

    If your title is BIS chairman suspected of bribary, it's true and the point of the article.
    If your title is PSG chairman suspected of bribary, EVERY football fan will think of something different before reading the article (which no more than 50% of internet readers do anyway).
     
  11. Howie Hodge

    Howie Hodge All tight lips and cold feet

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    Blazer wasn't clean; and his saved his bacon by blowing the whistle on others above him.

    Septic Bladder is the most corrupt though...
     
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    http://resources.fifa.com/mm/docume...mentguarantees_17-03136_101_en_en_neutral.pdf

    1. Government Guarantee #1: Visas, permits, immigration, check-in procedures
    2. Government Guarantee #2: Entitlement to work permits & labour law exemptions and procedures
    3. Government Guarantee #3: Tax exemptions and foreign exchange undertakings
    4. Government Guarantee #4: Safety and security
    5. Government Guarantee #5: Protection and exploitation of commercial rights
    6. Government Guarantee #6: Telecommunications and information technology
    7. Government Guarantee #7: Waiver, indemnification and other legal issues
    8. The Government Declaration
    Enjoy hosting the WC, Morocco.
     
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    Gulf politics are messed up
    Leaked Documents Expose Stunning Plan to Wage Financial War on Qatar — and Steal the World Cup
     
  14. spintheblackcircle

    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    When this all came out in May 2015 I was celebrating the American feds for busting this open. Get those damn crooks. Well, A lot has gone on since then, and let’s just say corruption lectures aren’t appropriate from this yank these days.

    HomerSimpsonbacksintothebushes.gif
     
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    spintheblackcircle ...so that happened.

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    lmao.....nothing to see here, folks!
     
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    So will they cancel WC 22?
     
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    no, as I've said many, many, times; there's way too much money involved.
     
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    What! FIFA took bribes to give Qatar a World Cup!?
     
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    Only a complete dumbass would think otherwise.
     
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    thisismyshockedface

    Really though, from the second it was awarded everyone knew it was dirty as hell. There's no chance they'll actually change it though, it's far too close to the actual tournament to realistically change and there's too much advertising money on the line to cancel it.
     
  24. robertmac43

    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    Platini or not it's obvious it was bought.
    However I'm still surprised people are acting as if it's something new.
    How do you think France or Germany got theirs?
     
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