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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I sincerely appreciate your nod to my wisdom and charm but I am not Jesus Christ. However, I have noted your amazing sense of morality and ethics. I have no doubt whatsoever you will forever apply it equally to all things. No fear. If I find in the future that you have missed something and have somehow become jaded or even partial, God forbid, it will be my pleasure to bring it to your attention so that you may remain the honest and pleasant person you are today.
    Good, you do that. Meanwhile, rather than ask "why is the US going after FIFA", what you should be asking yourself is "why, after 20 years of corruption, has no other nation gone after FIFA?"

    It's not hard to see what's going on here.

    This is a match between Clinton and Blatter.

    Clinton was responsible for getting the US the 2022 World Cup bid. He personally made the presentation to the committee. Bill Clinton was personally embarrassed, and allegations of corruption at FIFA start to swirl around. Clinton calls up some buddies at the state dept, and the investigation begins.

    Sepp Blatter may be a mafia boss, but Bill Clinton is the king of all mafia bosses. If I'm a betting man, I'm taking Clinton 4 to 1 odds on this one. Blatter will be gonzo in short notice and we may see the 2022 World Cup re-awarded to either the US or UK. Calling it now.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Don't blame us when some fecker is droned for pulling a yellow card. Once the US gets involved we'll tart up the game till you won't recognize it and no one making less than 200,000 euro a year will be able to afford a ticket to a match and all regional games will be blacked out or purchased at premium prices on the telly.

    The US won't get involved unless there is big money to be made by US mega corporations.

    Just a friendly warning.
    By 'we', I assume you are an American? If I hated my country as much as you seem to, I'd leave. Pull a Snowden and head for Moscow. They love folks like you there.

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    Re: FIFA Inquiry Yields Indictments; U.S. Officials Vow to Pursue More

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Right! We get a new US Attorney General and what does she go after? An international sport headquartered in Europe and barely followed in the US. Brilliant! LOL! Most of the people in the US could have provided her names and even leads regarding mega crimes committed by US banking. Hint: It's been covered in the press for at least 6 years. Washington somehow is unaware. Guess they've been watching footie instead.

    And when does the FBI send out indictments and begin the arrests? ONE DAY AFTER THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP! Think there might have been some collusion involved in that? Oh, I think so. No doubt the timing was coordinated between the monied powers in the US and the UK so as not to besmirch the championship and, you know, cost the league any money.

    FIFA just shook hands with the devil and the international soccer fandom doesn't know it yet.

    Soon the US will insist that there be an impartial international observer, one that everyone can trust. Bill Clinton's your man. $10 million donated to his philanthropic organization <wink, wink, nudge, nudge> and a steady flow young and willing women.

    They'll be more of that where that came from too. Look for it. Don't say Risky didn't warn you.


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    I think you might consider transferring this post to the conspiracy forum.
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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    I don't care for the game, I never have. It's an import that has been played mostly by immigrants. It's safe for the kiddies so it became a trend with it's own character: the "soccer mom".

    So, I don't sit in the corner, I never have.
    Somehow I think the game will survive without your caring for it.
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    Re: FIFA Inquiry Yields Indictments; U.S. Officials Vow to Pursue More

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    I think you might consider transferring this post to the conspiracy forum.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Somehow I think the game will survive without your caring for it.
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    Or sure it will, the news is saying that the head of FIFA will probably be reelected. It's not a spot on the game itself, it's a spot on the greedy SOBs running it.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Somehow I think the game will survive without your caring for it.
    True, but if people honestly believe the game is tainted with corruption, bribery, payoffs, and so forth.... that very likely will have an effect on the game's popularity.

    Look at what the steroid scandal did to baseball in the united states. It went from being the #1 sport in the 90's to #3 or #4 now. Look at what happened to boxing with its match-fixing scandals... that was once the #1 sport, now it's barely top 10.


    I know for my part, anecdotal evidence of course, I am a big soccer fan when the World Cup comes around. However, this does taint soccer in a major way in my eyes.

    I do believe that the decision committee was bribed, that the USA and UK were robbed of hosting world cups, and I would not be surprised to hear that referees were being paid off and that matches, groupings, pools, etc were rigged.

    Those beliefs negatively affect how I, as an American, view soccer. And it's too bad, because the sport was just starting to take off stateside. But honestly, why would I want to waste my time viewing rigged matches sent to me from Qatar thanks to a hefty bribe from the Qatari friendship committee?

    This kind of thing is off-putting, I'm going back to Super Bowls which at least I can trust have some aspect of sportsmanship.
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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    But they're not all American,
    They were, just not all USAmericans

    the 14 people arrested were from a number of different nations.
    True, but all American nations, no European, Asian or African.
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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    They were, just not all USAmericans

    True, but all American nations, no European, Asian or African.
    They were all from CONCACAF but not all Americans. I want to say Trinadad and Tobago, USA, Mexico, some carribean countries. But the American FBI had jurisdiction since CONCACAF is headquartered in Miami and a lot of the crimes took place on US soil / via US banks, or something like that.

    I don't really care, I just hope they get Sepp Blatter, that guy is the worst.

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    Re: FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Sepp Blatter Isnít Among Them

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Great, just great. Break international laws of an organization headquartered in Zurich regarding a world sport that is not big in the US and not even understood by most of the people in the US and what country becomes all butt hurt over FIFA bribery charges? Give me a feckin break! The US - a nation that openly operates on bribery at the highest levels.

    WTF is wrong with this picture? If I lived in another country I'd have to ask myself if there is anything on earth that the sanctimonious assholes of the US can leave to other nations? It's appalling and frankly embarrassing.

    In the context of US involvement the OP almost sounds like an Onion article.
    Regardless of any wrongdoing done by say, the USOC in securing bids to atlanta 1994 or salt lake olympics, that doesn't mean these FIFA assholes deserve a free pass. The world cup should not be taking place in russia or qatar - where nearly 2000 construction workers have been killed thanks to these bribes, and yes, some of us do care about that.

    As for your claims of bias, there is this bit: "receiving bribes to influence the decision of where tournaments should be hosted - including the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and the 2016 Copa America in the US"

    Notice the upcoming tournament in the US is part of the case

    What's especially hilarious about this is the FIFA prez lashing out at any and every remote suggestion of a boycott. Well now everyone has plenty of reason to carry out those threats
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