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[Football] Blatter admits awarding the World Cup to Qatar was a "mistake". FFS











Swansman

Pro-peace
May 13, 2019
22,320
Sweden
Interesting that the BBC are leaving out a lot of details on what Blatter said.

Sarkozy asked Platini to take the World Cup to Qatar and Platini told Blatter he felt he had to do it.
Blatter: "Of course it was also about money. Six months later, Qatar bought fighter jets from the French for $14.6 billion."

Obviously easier though to put all the blame on FIFA rather than indicating that Western states and their arms industries may be involved in corruption.
 








Greg Bobkin

Silver Seagull
May 22, 2012
15,020
No shit, mate 🤦‍♂️
 


















Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
NSC Patron
Oct 8, 2003
50,903
Faversham
We have historically had far less influence in FIFA than we ever had in the EU, and yet there has been no talk of a Fifexit.

What gives? ???
 




southstandandy

WEST STAND ANDY
Jul 9, 2003
5,695
Apparently of the 32 officials involved in the voting for Russia and now Qatar for the World Cup's, 24 are no longer in position, most of whom have been discredited since the vote happened (sorry, purchases) happened in 2010.

We know money talks and football at the highest levels is a dirty business. The whole shambles concerning Qatar just confirms it.
 


Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
NSC Patron
Oct 8, 2003
50,903
Faversham
Apparently of the 32 officials involved in the voting for Russia and now Qatar for the World Cup's, 24 are no longer in position, most of whom have been discredited since the vote happened (sorry, purchases) happened in 2010.

We know money talks and football at the highest levels is a dirty business. The whole shambles concerning Qatar just confirms it.
Someone on radio 5 openly accused the committee of having been bought, without any apparent fear of litigation.

And the chief Qatari football muppet has today described homosexuality as a brain defect. Into the Red Sea with him (minus his heterofascist tackle)!
 




Ludensian Gull

Well-known member
Apr 18, 2009
3,717
Thorpness Suffolk
He's obviously made his money from the tournament and now tyring to make out he's innocent . Blokes a crook,always has been always will be
 






Questions

Habitual User
Oct 18, 2006
24,953
Worthing
I know it’s all about the corruption and where the money goes but what can the average fan do to show their utter contempt for it all………. just not watch the games hmm ?
 


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