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sorry, whats the fuss about?

FIFA is a private organization as far as I can tell... they don't owe the rest of the world any minimum level of ethical behavior. if you think they're full of sh1te, stop watching their games.
Yeah, they do. Can you imagine the head of CS coming out and telling his employees to forget about racism at work?
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Blatter is no different than the corrupt fatcat Wall Street tycoons who are utterly out of touch with reality...Fact that the Valaisan isn't familiar with FIFA's own efforts to stamp out racism is simply a glaring example of just how out of touch he remains

Can you blame him?...If you've been corrupt for decades, lying, cheating & distorting reality for so long how on earth could you understand much less care about something as prevalent as racism?
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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has come out and complained about FIFA
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2...bs-fifa-revolt

The ECA is the body that represents the top European clubs and is basically run by Bayern, United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Real, Barca, Inter, Milan and Liverpool.
This has happened before when the group agreed to a breakaway league unless they received more money from the Champions League..UEFA gave in and nothing further happened. That was back in 2007.

Why this time is different is explained here
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2...olt?intcmp=239

A follow up article here
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2...away-fifa-uefa

has some interesting quotes

2014 looks to be the crunch year for FIFA....even though the clubs are basically financially motivated I would like to see this happen.

If only the Germans and the English ruled Europe.
Thanks for that information. I agree, the only way out seems to be when the rich clubs refuse to renew their relationship with FIFA.

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sorry, whats the fuss about?

FIFA is a private organization as far as I can tell... they don't owe the rest of the world any minimum level of ethical behavior. if you think they're full of sh1te, stop watching their games.

Your mother is a whore and last night I took your wife up the bottom.....now lets shake hands, it is all forgiven right?
I am a private individual with no reason to support ethical behaviour, should that be acceptable? no it shouldn't.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

He's a dinosaur and needs to go. I'm not going to go into racism as I've experienced it quite a bit in life and therefore am very very passionate about equality.

Much respect to the English & the PFA asking him to resign. Shame on the main land European FA's who have remained silent.

Racism is a crime and to condone it is unacceptable.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Also FIFA does have laws against Racism.


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sorry, whats the fuss about?

FIFA is a private organization as far as I can tell... they don't owe the rest of the world any minimum level of ethical behavior. if you think they're full of sh1te, stop watching their games.
If the guy in charge of world class football says it's ok to be racist and to just shrug it off as a trivial issue, what kind of message is that giving to the footballers of tomorrow?

That governing body has to be absolutely squeaky clean if it wants to maintain any kind of credibility.

Sepp Blatter has had his day and has long outstayed his welcome in the world of modern football. Time to hang up his boots and let someone take over that isn't stuck in the past.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

If we all walked past his office chanting "Goodbye Sepp!" he would send a minion out to find out where we are all going.
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Thanks for that information. I agree, the only way out seems to be when the rich clubs refuse to renew their relationship with FIFA.

I tried to give you good reputation, but the Forum says I am not allowed to...? Maybe I am too new here?
3 ways I can think of,

As you say the Clubs refuse to support FIFA/ EUFA. This could happen next year when the top 14 clubs meet. They nearly opted out of the UEFA in 2009 but additional TV rights money turned their heads.

All FA's around the world condemn FIFA and force a change. This will never happen, they are all in bed with FIFA and as we have seen as soon as someone steps out of line a charge of Corruption gets levelled at them and they are straight out. The Vice President of FIFA things Jews can't be refs for God's sake and he is still in charge.

The players get together and complain . ie the PFA organisations of each nation complain. Also highly unlikely.

It is depressing.
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

Latest news, no improvement!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15782265.stm
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http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/st...-image?cc=5739

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"In the '60s and '70s, the major sports federations were in British hands. This is no longer the case. The English lost power and, more recently, the 2018 World Cup. They were anxious to have it - much more than they were to have the Olympics.
"They thought football was coming home and the World Cup was rightfully theirs: when they came here with Beckham, Prince William and Prime Minister Cameron, they were sure they'd win the rights. They got two votes. Since then, they have been looking for any means to justify their defeat."
When will he just die.
I was waiting for him to come out and attack England, he normally does but I do really wish that he would just roll over and die.

Also just so we remember what an utterly clueless kunt he is, he also mentioned

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Also just to go along with Blatters total anti-corruption - and pro-racism stance this has emerged.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15996806
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A corruption watchdog that was advising Fifa after a series of bribery and corruption scandals, has cut its ties with world football's governing body.
Soooo, they continue with the corruption then I guess, just like always

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2...ee?INTCMP=SRCH
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The former Fifa president Joo Havelange has resigned from the International Olympic Committee just days before, according to insiders, he was due to be suspended by an ethics commission investigation into a long-running bribery scandal.
ahhh...but this has nothing to do with Sepp right, we all knew FIFA was corrupt before Sepp got there right...
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The 95-year-old Brazilian, an IOC member for 48 years and the Fifa president for 24 years until he helped smooth the path for Sepp Blatter to succeed him in 1998,
Well yes it was and it looks like Sepp learnt all his tricks from his previous master.
So what will FIFA do about this corruption that dates back decades?
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When the claims emerged, Fifa immediately claimed the matter was already closed, pointing to a court case in the Swiss canton of Zug last June when its lawyers paid 5.5m Swiss francs to settle a civil case and have the files sealed.
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The release of a document said to detail the alleged bribes has twice been blocked by Fifa, most recently on 24 May, a week before its congress at which corruption allegations threatened to overwhelm it.
Ahhhhh

FIFA is now making the IOC look like it is run by a bunch of angels, that is quite some achievement.

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It's actually stunning that a world organisation , head up a global sport, hasn't removed him yet ...
I think he is losing the plot TBH
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We all knew it but the Trinidad & Tobago FA have just accused Jack Warner of stealing money meant for the Haiti Earthquake fund.

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Funds donated for earthquake-hit Haiti that never made it to the Caribbean island were paid into a bank account controlled by the former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner, the Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) claimed on Thursday.

Around 440,000 of emergency aid money has gone missing since it was donated two years ago and Fifa has frozen funding to the TTFF until it explains what has happened.

In 2010 Warner was special adviser to his country's federation and the cash from Fifa ($250,000) and the South Korean FA ($500,000) was paid into a TTFF account it claims only he controlled.

It is claimed the TTFF "surrendered their authority" to Warner, who resigned from football last year after being accused of bribery and he has refused to explain what happened to the money.

A TTFF statement said: "The TTFF acknowledges it is aware of funds made available by both Fifa and the Korean football federation for the football victims of Haiti's devastating earthquake in 2010.

"However, we are unable to confirm the quantum of funds received, as these monies did not go into the account used by the TTFF administration for its day-to-day operations, but instead to the TTFF's LOC (local organising committee) account as was requested by Mr Jack Warner, the former vice-president of Fifa and special adviser to the TTFF.

"The current executive is unaware of how these funds were disbursed or utilised and is awaiting the promised audited accounts from Mr Warner."

The statement added: "We never questioned his authority or actions and are now in a position of despair as we are starved of funds by Fifa until full disclosure, which we are unable to provide without Mr Warner's input. Sadly Mr Warner seems disinclined to comply with our repeated requests."

Fifa is withholding Warner's pension reportedly worth 30,000 a year to the 69-year-old.

Warner, a government minister in his country, suggested on Trinidadian television that the allegations were a conspiracy. He said: "I have nothing to answer to anybody. Who wants to make allegations, make allegations. Ask yourselves, as objective members of the media: 'Why now ?' And after you get why now, just join the dots and see."

Lord Triesman, the former Football Association and England 2018 World Cup bid chairman, said last year that Warner had asked him for a 500,000 donation to buy the rights to the World Cup for Haiti so that games could be shown to survivors of the catastrophic earthquake on big screens.


"I was later told Jack Warner owned the television rights for Haiti," Triesman told a parliamentary committee. "I don't know if it is true."
The only shock here is that this is only now coming out.
Also the pension bit:
Warner is currently 69, so if he lives to a very ripe old age were talking well over US$6,000,000, which is a scandal all by itself
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We all knew it but the Trinidad & Tobago FA have just accused Jack Warner of stealing money meant for the Haiti Earthquake fund.



The only shock here is that this is only now coming out.
Also the pension bit:
Warner is currently 69, so if he lives to a very ripe old age were talking well over US$6,000,000, which is a scandal all by itself
$30,000 a year pension, not $300,000

Still too much for that clown, he's stashed away enough of other peoples' money under his mattress and through his son's 'ticket reselling' company.
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O yeah....roughly 1,2million USD (pension runs till he is 96)
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Re: Mr Joseph Sepp Bellend Blatter - FIFA corruption

I don't care whether Blatter is corrupt or not. I'm afraid, decisions like giving the World Cup to the sheiks or allowing vuvuzelas in stadiums (because they are an eminent part of the culture of the South African people, dating back almost like 10 years or sth?) can and will be made in accordance with any given rules, despite they're a stab in the hearts of many football fans. The FIFA doesn't take any account of the needs of those fans whose passion made this sport so big. Pre-game drinking in the midst of effin desert at 50 degrees? Women with tops cheering in the streets of strict muslim Doha? Yeah, right ...
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Not Blatter but his mini-me Platini this time.
http://espnfc.com/uk/en/news/1088152...ave-pitch.html

Platini has stated that players who are racially abused and leave the pitch will receive a yellow card. I, yeah sensible and straig..hang on what?
O and he also said this,

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Platini, though, refused to be drawn on the findings of last week's BBC Panorama programme, as well as Sol Campbell's warning that black fans who travel to the tournament risk "coming back in a coffin''.

The Frenchman, who was increasingly angered by the line of questioning, added: "What would you like me to say? How would you want me to answer this?

"Everyone can do what they like. I don't think there's any more racism in Poland and Ukraine than in France or anywhere else, or even in England. It's not a footballing problem. It's a problem for society.

"I'm not charge of what goes on in football stadiums. It's the states that need to take charge of this. There have been problems with violence in the 1970s in England.

"They made great strides actually to change the situation, and we need to do work in the field of racism and we need to stop this from happening. How can you say outside the stadium: 'He's a racist - he can't come in, he's not a racist - he can come in'? You can't do it."
Tackling visible racism helps change the public opinion of it, Platini saying,
"Meh racists, not footballs problem, O and you had violence 40 years ago in the UK, so what is your point" is just pathetic.

The problem is that the State doesn't give 2 sh1ts and most of the FA's in FIFA/UEFA don't see a problem...because after all racism, c'est la vie.
What Platini should be saying is that UEFA will not stand for racism and he should be coming out all guns blazing.
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Not Blatter but his mini-me Platini this time...
Tackling visible racism helps change the public opinion of it, Platini saying,
"Meh racists, not footballs problem, O and you had violence 40 years ago in the UK, so what is your point" is just pathetic.
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Who watches football???
Go play rugby, a real game, not prima donas who fall on a faked injury
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