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Sloosh
6753 posts Big Money Move
edited September 2015
A topic which has truly rocked the football world today.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/sports/soccer/fifa-officials-arrested-on-corruption-charges-blatter-isnt-among-them.html

Sepp Blatter statement:

"This is a difficult time for football, the fans and for FIFA as an organisation. We understand the disappointment that many have expressed and I know that the events of today will impact the way in which many people view us. As unfortunate as these events are, it should be clear that we welcome the actions and the investigations by the US and Swiss authorities and believe that it will help to reinforce measures that FIFA has already taken to root out any wrongdoing in football.

While there will be many who are frustrated with the pace of change, I would like to stress the actions that we have taken and will continue to take. In fact, today’s action by the Swiss Office of the Attorney General was set in motion when we submitted a dossier to the Swiss authorities late last year.

Let me be clear: such misconduct has no place in football and we will ensure that those who engage in it are put out of the game. Following the events of today, the independent Ethics Committee – which is in the midst of its own proceedings regarding the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups - took swift action to provisionally ban those individuals named by the authorities from any football-related activities at the national and international level. These actions are on top of similar steps that FIFA has taken over the past year to exclude any members who violate our own Code of Ethics.

We will continue to work with the relevant authorities and we will work vigorously within FIFA in order to root out any misconduct, to regain your trust and ensure that football worldwide is free from wrongdoing"
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  • Sloosh
    6753 posts Big Money Move
    Similar thread on RedCafe gets over 550 posts ****
  • ffs Martan
    9792 posts League Winner
    Obviously hasn't rocked this lots football world
  • Jenko
    13845 posts Has That Special Something
    Who cares, it changes nothing. Sepptic shall remain in charge and they shall remain corrupt.
  • Sloosh wrote: »
    Similar thread on RedCafe gets over 550 posts ****
    Everyone on the Caf's nuts :blush:
  • Wardhiigley
    1974 posts Play-Off Hero
    People throwing their toys out of the pram because they didn't get their way for once.
  • Tamerlane
    5281 posts Big Money Move
    None of this would have happened if the World Cups were awarded to England and the US.
  • Wardhiigley
    1974 posts Play-Off Hero
    Exactly. Corruption is fine as long as the right people are benefiting.
  • xJOE
    324 posts Sunday League Hero
    God I hope Qatar is stripped of the World Cup. Knowing that the World Cup will be held in December is ruining my life
  • Tamerlane
    5281 posts Big Money Move
    xJOE wrote: »
    God I hope Qatar is stripped of the World Cup. Knowing that the World Cup will be held in December is ruining my life
    Well hosting it in the summer in Qatar would ruin many more lives.

  • Wardhiigley
    1974 posts Play-Off Hero
    xJOE wrote: »
    God I hope Qatar is stripped of the World Cup. Knowing that the World Cup will be held in December is ruining my life

    Your life must be teetering on the edge if something like that could ruin it.
  • xJOE
    324 posts Sunday League Hero
    Tamerlane wrote: »
    xJOE wrote: »
    God I hope Qatar is stripped of the World Cup. Knowing that the World Cup will be held in December is ruining my life
    Well hosting it in the summer in Qatar would ruin many more lives.

    That is true. But I said I hope they're stripped of it leading to a summer World Cup in a suitable climate and location decided by a fair voting system.
  • ffs Martan
    9792 posts League Winner
    Tamerlane wrote: »
    xJOE wrote: »
    God I hope Qatar is stripped of the World Cup. Knowing that the World Cup will be held in December is ruining my life
    Well hosting it in the summer in Qatar would ruin many more lives.
    I'm sure they've ruined more than enough lives through preparing for it.
  • xJOE
    324 posts Sunday League Hero
    xJOE wrote: »
    God I hope Qatar is stripped of the World Cup. Knowing that the World Cup will be held in December is ruining my life

    Your life must be teetering on the edge if something like that could ruin it.

    It's quite the predicament :)
  • Andy
    7849 posts League Winner
    It would be great to see Qatar and Russia lose out on hosting
  • Sellish
    8110 posts League Winner
    Jenko wrote: »
    Who cares, it changes nothing. Sepptic shall remain in charge and they shall remain corrupt.

  • dannyboy
    12750 posts Has That Special Something
    Andy wrote: »
    It would be great to see Qatar and Russia lose out on hosting

    Racist.
  • Andy
    7849 posts League Winner
    dannyboy wrote: »
    Andy wrote: »
    It would be great to see Qatar and Russia lose out on hosting

    Racist.

    Yeh because the people of Russia and Qatar are all the same race
  • Ash
    21413 posts Club Captain
    Andy wrote: »
    It would be great to see Qatar and Russia lose out on hosting
    @Mods
  • Jenko
    13845 posts Has That Special Something
    Jenko wrote: »
    Who cares, it changes nothing. Sepptic shall remain in charge and they shall remain corrupt.

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    I shall be pressing charges
  • Andy
    7849 posts League Winner
    I knew we RFers were footballing masterminds but I must say I'm opposed to journalists stealing from our posts
  • xJOE
    324 posts Sunday League Hero
    Blatter's won. ****'s really going to go down now though.
  • Wardhiigley
    1974 posts Play-Off Hero
    No surprise that the best FIFA president in history will continue in his rightful position.
  • Andy
    7849 posts League Winner
    the devil you know I suppose
  • Ash
    21413 posts Club Captain
    Thank god that fraud Prince Ali didn't end up winning
  • IDARYL
    5622 posts Big Money Move
    No surprise that the best FIFA president in history will continue in his rightful position.

    whys this troll still on this thread, sepptic will meet his end sooner or later. id gladly boycott the world cup and any international football, its not important now anyway
  • Wardhiigley
    1974 posts Play-Off Hero
    IDARYL wrote: »
    No surprise that the best FIFA president in history will continue in his rightful position.

    whys this troll still on this thread, sepptic will meet his end sooner or later. id gladly boycott the world cup and any international football, its not important now anyway

    Blatter doesn't really care if you boycott the WC or not, he doesn't even know you're alive. Millions upon millions of people will watch it so you're insignificant.
  • IDARYL
    5622 posts Big Money Move
    it would be irellevent without europe, like i said nobody cares about international football anyway, european football is where its at
  • Tamerlane
    5281 posts Big Money Move
    I for one wouldn't turn down the opportunity to watch the North African master race take on South America.
  • Wardhiigley
    1974 posts Play-Off Hero
    Europe is not going to boycott the WC :joy: Stop being deluded.

    Club football is obviously top. After that the WC complete crushes the European Championships.
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