John Oliver and former Jack Warner are getting into it. Big time.
The FIFA scandal has cast its net far and wide to soccer officials past and present across the globe and one name keeps cropping up: Jack Warner.
The disgraced former FIFA vice president and president of CONCACAF, who stepped down from those positions in 2011 voluntarily after allegations of another corruption scandal, Warner has denied all the charges against him so far despite being indicted by the FBI for several counts of corruption and being listed on a red notice by Interpol.
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Warner, 72, has been rather outspoken from his home in Trinidad and Tobago, as he’s bought air time on national TV station TV6 to warn the world that there is an “avalanche” of evidence coming from him that there’s been plenty of corruption from others at FIFA. Yet he still proclaims his innocence.
British comedian John Oliver, who hosts Last Week Tonight, bought a slot on Trinidad and Tobago’s TV6 last week and produced a video named “The Mittens of Disapproval Are On” to first mock Warner and then pleaded with him to release the information he claimed he was holding back.
Now, we have a retort from Warner and Oliver has fired straight back.
This could turn in to quite the amusing sideshow. Below is Oliver’s latest response.