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Spring Clean

At FIFA seems to be on the cards
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32895048

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Re: Spring Clean

It's about time - long overdue. I am surprised that Blatter, so far, hasn't been arrested Sad
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So he's been voted in again - thanks to the African nations,and we all know how honest they are.
I couldn't believe he had the nerve to suggest he knew nothing about the corruption within FIFA. If he didn't he shouldn't be heading up the organisation. I hope sponsors continue to put pressure on him and they force him out. It will also be interesting to see if the FBI turn up anything on him.
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I was surprised to discover there's no "M" in "FIFA".
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Re: Spring Clean

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So he's been voted in again - thanks to the African nations,and we all know how honest they are.

Shocked artmo do you realise that sounds very racist?
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It's the truth that the African nations were a factor in Blatter being voted back in.
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I'm sure what artmo means are those officials representing the African nations.
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I agree with what you say billnotben and I accept that artmo isn't racist but it is the way it was written that sounded like it - you need to be careful with comments like that artmo! We have a thread about these sort of remarks.
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No I am not racist. If you have, however, had dealings with  some African countries you will know what I mean. Money talks.
On the radio this morning the person conducting our own bid said he appreciated very early that money would decide the countries awarded the tournaments.
Our own FA chairman has said that in all the 16 years that Blatter has been in charge there has been a level of corruption.
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Re: Spring Clean

More revelations in today's papers. How long can Blatter escape?
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As much as we would like to think otherwise...............
When it comes to getting your own way by any means.
Getting away with criminal acts.
Money talks.
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Similar happened with that Formula 1 boss didn't it..
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I'm surprised that none of the papers have picked up on the name. Sepp..a derivation of Giuseppe ... the puppeteer in Pinocchio. His birth name is Josef, but his fault and friends call him Giuseppe. Hire can he deny he's been pulling the strings? Wink
As for the'racist' comment ..we must all be racist, as we all complain about the voting in the Eurovision song contest. They all support their neighbours/political/religious colleagues.
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I thought Sepp stood for septic  Angry
It's not racialist to bemoan the endemic problems of Africa. Ask yourself why a continent so rich in resources and manpower has such poor productivity and growth. Corruption goes a long way to giving the answer, decisions are not made for the benefit of the population but the few. The saddest thing is that every young boy's dream is to be discovered as a footballer and come to Europe, the African nations are football mad and it's one of very few bright spots to relieve the grinding poverty. And look how its being perverted by FIFA  Lips are sealed
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Re: Spring Clean

Some people will play the racist card to avoid the truth.