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Old 05-27-2015, 12:21 AM
 
Location: England
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Police arrested 6 FIFA officials suspected of corruption in a Swiss hotel early this morning.
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Old 05-27-2015, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Mixed emotions. There's so much satisfaction in seeing the walls crumbling around Blatter but I don't want the Justice Department involved. The hypocrisy is starting. Loretta Lynch is a civil asset forfeiture darling.
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:20 AM
 
Location: SW France
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That organisation needs a thorough sorting out!

Fifa corruption probes: Officials arrested in Zurich - BBC News
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Good to see, nothing will change. I imagine none will serve any time and Blatter will still be the dog running the show.
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:52 AM
 
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Corruption in the US is bad enough in places....overseas it's downright a part of the culture in many places.

Kinda like when Kofi Annan was head of the UN and his son was helping Iraq sell oil outside of sanctions.

Then you have the Olympics payoffs which we could talk about for hundreds of pages.

I agree, you can't get upset about it....it's here to stay.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:01 AM
 
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At this point, it's going to be very interesting to see how many people make the trip over to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. It's going to look pretty bad for FIFA if we see matches with a good number of empty seats.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:14 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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Wow... Corruption in FIFA? Who'da thunk it?
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Castlederp
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About time - thankfully someone (the FBI) decided to finally launch a full out investigation into this. Sepp Blatter is a senile old man with no business being in the position he is in. It would fill me with joy to see the old crook live the rest of his life in prison..

I'm hoping for the best - FIFA needs a total revamp. It has turned into a tarnished and joke organisation.
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:14 PM
 
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The USA is bullying FIFA. The USA did not win the right to host the next world cups so now it wants to destroy FIFA, the only major sports association that is not owned by any American.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:47 PM
 
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The USA is bullying FIFA. The USA did not win the right to host the next world cups so now it wants to destroy FIFA, the only major sports association that is not owned by any American.
Yes, lets just ignore the fact that the stadiums in Qatar are being built by slave labor and in the end, dozens of them will end up dying.
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