Jack Warner’s revelations that “not even death will stop the avalanche that is coming,” have likely spooked FIFA officials across the planet.
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The former disgraced FIFA vice president has promised to take down outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter and other top officials and claims he possesses documents incriminating Blatter in interfering with the government elections in Trinidad and Tobago in 2010.
Currently on bail in T&T and listed by Interpol as a wanted man on Wednesday following his indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice in their corruption investigation against FIFA, Warner’s address on national TV promised to lift the lid on everything.
However Warner, 72, previously promised to bring shame upon FIFA’s top officials in the past and had the following to say on the eve of the 2011 presidential election.
“I tell you something, in the next couple days you will see a football tsunami that will hit FIFA and the world that will shock you,” Warner said. “The time has come when I must stop playing dead so you’ll see it, it’s coming, trust me you’ll see it by now and Monday. I have been here for 29 consecutive years and if the worst happen, the worst happen.”
Amid corruption allegations in 2011, Warner stepped down as a 18-year member of FIFA’s Executive Committee and also from his position as president of CONCACAF after three separate bribery and corruption allegations involving Warner and disgraced former FIFA ExCo member Mohammed bin Hammam. Due to his resignation, Warner was never charged by FIFA’s ethics committee but now the FBI seems to be onto him.
After Chuck Blazer’s stunning revelations regarding himself and other FIFA officials taking bribes during the bidding processes for the 1998 and 2010 World Cups were released on Wednesday, another ex-FIFA official is now scrambling to give up whatever information he can to bring down others around him.
Warner, in case you forgot, quoted an Onion article in his defense following his indictment by the FBI last week. Yep, that happened. He also left jail via ambulance last week only to give a fiery speech hours later. He is, clearly, a man on a mission.
But, let’s see what info Warner actually has before we get too excited…