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    Sepp Blatter

    Joseph S Blatter @SeppBlatter · Sep 19

    Everyone in the global football community has a responsibility to act ethically. Football fans rightly demand this. FIFA has taken the lead.


    FIFA’s Sepp Blatter Says Corruption Report Will Remain Secret

    By ANDREW DASSEPT. 26, 2014


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    Sepp Blatter, the president of FIFA, insisted Friday that an investigative report into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups should remain private, despite growing pressure for its release from inside and outside soccer’s world governing body.
    The independent investigator who wrote the report, Michael J. Garcia, on Wednesday called for its “appropriate publication,” and several members of FIFA’s executive committee, including the U.S. Soccer president, Sunil Gulati, publicly expressed support this week for releasing Garcia’s findings in the interests of transparency.
    Gulati said Wednesday that he and other committee members would press Blatter and their colleagues to permit the report’s release during two days of meetings in Zurich. But in a clear rebuke to those who challenged his authority, Blatter said Friday that no one had raised the issue with the executive committee.
    “There was not any request from any of these members to publish this report,” Blatter said.

    Under current FIFA regulations, the report will not be made public. It is believed that only four people have seen it: Garcia and his deputy, as well as Hans-Joachim Eckert, the German judge in charge of FIFA’s independent ethics committee, and Eckert’s deputy.

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    Eckert released a statement through FIFA on Wednesday affirming that only the adjudicatory chamber’s impressions of the report would be released, probably in early November. At that point, Garcia can recommend cases against individuals accused of wrongdoing.
    Garcia has instead called for the entire report’s release, with appropriate redactions to protect sources and witnesses.
    “Given the limited role Mr. Hans-Joachim Eckert envisions for the adjudicatory chamber, I believe it is now necessary for the FIFA executive committee to authorize the appropriate publication of the report on the inquiry into the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bidding process,” Garcia said in the statement.
    That now seems unlikely. A summary of the executive committee meeting posted on FIFA.com after Blatter’s news conference welcomed the release of Eckert’s summary in November but “demanded that the principle of confidentiality be respected.”
    Meanwhile, Blatter, 78, reaffirmed that he would stand for election to a fifth term as FIFA’s president next May, a contest he is widely expected to win.
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    Jeez FIFA is a dictatorship.

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    [QUOTE="chassamui"] Joseph S Blatter alias shameless grovelling arrogant conniving bludging prize vulva...and that is with apologies to those who possess a vulva

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    So it's not so much a report on corruption as an internal financial report?

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    No-one will criticise Mr. Garcia if he leaks his own report, redacted as he wishes.

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    Kraut Kvntz Sepp Baltter I bekive is yiddissch for Tea Leaf Joe
    Just top te khvnt
    Max wage 10 euros a math and lets see mthose great African and LainAmerican kids paly real football again
    Yes Top Blatter and all Qatari corrvptkhvntz who robbed wvrld cup

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    and don't mention that French piece of shite Platini...still hanging on to his gold watch (don't mention the cash FFS) for voting for Qatar

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    How Mr Potato Head keeps his Job.
    Sepp Blatter has announced that he will seek election again. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

    It has never been more important that the west lives up to its own values and beliefs. It is no accident that the world is growing more menacing as notions of the rule of law, of universal human rights, of democratic accountability and transparency are in retreat. But the west is two-faced. It indulges corruption in its own backyard; applies one rule for itself and one for the rest of the world.
    Yet as western hard economic power wanes relatively, and the use of military power is fraught with the law of unintended consequences – not to mention its legality – soft power is increasingly our only tool. The most urgent challenge we face is to stimulate and give succour to rule-of-law societies around the world so that it is well understood that there is no excuse for corruption, cronyism, terrorist barbarism, land grabs or arbitrary imprisonment. It is the only durable response – and unless the west can start to become more effective, a new dark age awaits. Nor is this just about the usual litany of class one concerns – the Middle East, climate change or Russia’s actions in Crimea and Ukraine. It extends into every dimension of global governance.
    On Friday, the president of Fifa, Sepp Blatter, closing the two-day meeting of its global executive committee in Switzerland, said Fifa would not publish the Garcia report. This examined accusations of malpractice and bribery surrounding how Russia and Qatar won the right to stage the World Cup in 2018 and 2022. Nobody on the committee had called for publication, he claimed. Its findings would remain secret.
    This is a disgrace. Based in Zurich, Fifa is the governing council of world football, with 209 national member football associations. Yet even though it has global reach, power and income, earning $4.5bn this year from the World Cup alone, it is run with less transparency than a car boot sale. Football, and the world, needs better.
    The president is elected by a simple majority of the 209 members. There are no checks and balances; no accountability to a governing board; no transparency over key issues such as pay; no protocols for the publication of reports like those of the former New York district attorney, Michael Garcia. Once elected, the president of Fifa can run the organisation like a tribal chieftain, dispensing favours to seek ongoing support from the tribe’s varying factions and brushing off criticism. His position is unassailable.
    This was never satisfactory, but football is now the world’s biggest sport, representing 43% of income from all global sporting events. And with money comes temptation. In the case of Fifa, with its opaque structures, this can mean endless possibilities for self-awarded bonuses, sweeteners, bungs and outright corruption.
    Sepp Blatter’s election in 1998 was accompanied by envelopes containing $50,000 in cash at the Meridien Hotel in Paris where the congress was held. The money, it was said, was to support national football associations. Later, the president of the Somalian football association alleged he was offered $100,000 by the Blatter camp for his vote. Blatter relied on African and Asian votes for his victory, garnered by the influential Qatari Mohamed bin Hammam who was to go on to be president of the Asian Football Confederation.
    Spool forward 16 years and delegates in São Paulo for the 64th Fifa congress this June found themselves the happy recipients of an unexpected $700,000 each for their associations, their share in an unbudgeted surplus for the World Cup. For tiny national football associations in the West Indies or Pacific, this is big money. And each, as Mr Blatter knows, with a vote. At 78, he is about to stand again for a fifth term as president. The tribal chieftain knows the rules.
    He also knows how to rebuff the west, pleasing in the process his constituency in Africa and Asia. The criticisms are discriminatory and racist, he said after the Sunday Times published more damning revelations about alleged corruption before the recent World Cup. On Friday, he had the brass neck to claim that Fifa had an “exemplary organisation in ethics”.
    Garcia wants his report published; the English FA will support him and the Europeans and Americans will fulminate. But we don’t have the votes and we are too easily depicted as supremacist and racist. For many of Blatter’s supporters, sweeteners and bungs are the normal, unexceptional currency of doing business. If you live in a country with little accountability and run as a version of Fifa, you must look after yourself. His control is thus near complete. Only next spring, Fifa will tell the world what it proposes to do following the Garcia report – so far seen by four people – but not publish the report itself. No change is planned to Fifa’s governance: it is to remain the president’s fiefdom.
    What to do? The Europeans, if they act in unison and on principle, can make waves. Last week, Uefa – the European football federation – told Fifa that if it did not act to remove the stain of third-party ownership of players, turning them into stock market casino chips, then it would act by itself. Fifa gave way. Concerted, principled action can make a difference.
    The Swiss must be compelled to insist that Fifa either complies with best principles of governance or leaves Switzerland. The European parliament should initiate hearings with Fifa’s six chief sponsors: Coca-Cola, Adidas, Sony, Hyundai, Emirates and Visa, asking tough questions about what pressure they are bringing to bear. The US Congress should follow suit. The Europeans can go further; if they don’t participate in the World Cup, it is dead as a sporting competition.
    It underlines the larger point: we have to live up to our values and make common cause with those who share them. Yet the Conservative party is gearing up to fight the election on a nativist programme of leaving the European Convention on Human rights (ECHR) and moving ever closer to exiting the European Union. From Sepp Blatter to more lethal enemies, these are gifts – a surrender of both soft power and real influence. It took Uefa to stop third-party ownership of transfer rights: it will be the European parliament, not the House of Commons, that will worry Fifa’s sponsors.
    As in football, so it is across the gamut of issues. To leave the ECHR is to show that Tory party cherrypicks justice to suit itself; it’s to behave just like Blatter or even Vladimir Putin. To leave the EU spells out that Britain is to make common cause with no one. We live in darkening times.

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    I thought this was a thread about chass's failing bladder then I stumbled into this boring soccer fag nonsense.

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    That's funny. I opened the thread thinking it was about a disease, too.

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    Well soccer is a disease in America. It needs to die soon. A bunch of little pansies.

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    How much does he earn?

    Forbes estimated his personal wealth to be $10m in 2010. Blatter himself claimed that he was paid $1m in 2011.

    Roger Pielke Jr a Professor at University of Colorado and visiting senior fellow at the LSE estimates hs salary to be between $2.12m and $12m. The Least Thing: Further Thoughts on Sepp Blatter's FIFA Salary

    Andrew Jennings of the Independent wrote in June this year:
    Could our British vice-president, Jim Boyce, from Northern Ireland, speak up too. Maybe Jim would press for Mr Blatter to reveal his salary, the bonuses he awards himself and all the other perks that he prefers to stay silent about.
    "In the shadows are likely to be special agents from an FBI organised crime squad which has been investigating Fifa. I know because I have met them three times in an anonymous building near the US embassy in London.
    Fifa’s bribes culture is dollar-based and qualifies for investigation under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The Feds already have one co-operating witness and probably another. The sponsors talk the talk but have been passive for years.
    Maybe the FBI will have to sort it all for us".
    The author’s new book on Fifa corruption is at transparencybooks.com

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    ^ Who gives a fuck. Take your light hitting panzy sports and jump off. Boring as fuck and nothing but pussies.

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    Another AU athlete says that the NFL hits harder than all the rest....

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    Nothing to do with the game of association football snubbie. It's about the spectacular level of corruption orchestrated by just one man. It's about a man who has presided over world football since 1998, with a level of incompetence that would stun an American footballer.

    How can an organisation dedicated to football development only spend one sixth of its billion dollar annual income on football development?

    How does Mr Potato Head get away with it year after year?

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    His thoughts on the womens game:

    "Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball. They could, for example, have tighter shorts. Female players are pretty, if you excuse me for saying so, and they already have some different rules to men – such as playing with a lighter ball. That decision was taken to create a more female aesthetic, so why not do it in fashion?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    Nothing to do with the game of association football snubbie.
    Cheers mate

    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    How can an organisation dedicated to football development only spend one sixth of its billion dollar annual income on football development?
    They serve the .001 percent that is why

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    How does Mr Potato Head get away with it year after year?
    Money. That is all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    So it's not so much a report on corruption as an internal financial report?
    Foxes covering the foxes.

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    Snubby,

    Just to remind you:

    NFL: Rugby for girls
    NBA: Netball for girls
    MLB: Rounders for girls

    That about covers your silly attempts at sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    How does Mr Potato Head get away with it year after year?
    The eighth wonder of the world IMO

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    Bsnub how do you know chas is a sweet flower, he will get upset soon he only likes intelligent conversations with himself.

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    ^ Who gives a fuck. Take your light hitting panzy sports and jump off. Boring as fuck and nothing but pussies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yasojack
    Bsnub how do you know chas is a sweet flower, he will get upset soon he only likes intelligent conversations with himself.
    I'm not the one obsessed with arses Jacko.

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    ye obsessedwith womens ones.

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    Good of you chassamui to post that observer article,been reading a bit about the corrupt going ones of blatter and his mates over the years,they have got away with it for too long but i would not hold my breath that any govt department will do anything.
    one can only hope the major sponsors have pressure put on them to say enough is enough and release the files and force blatter out but he probably will be at the next world cup being fawned over like the dictator he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddog View Post
    Good of you chassamui to post that observer article,been reading a bit about the corrupt going ones of blatter and his mates over the years,they have got away with it for too long but i would not hold my breath that any govt department will do anything.
    one can only hope the major sponsors have pressure put on them to say enough is enough and release the files and force blatter out but he probably will be at the next world cup being fawned over like the dictator he is.
    Agreed. We can only hope he is outed before the next world cup. FBI, UEFA, EU maybe one of them can scare the corruption out of the system? I think most folk know it's the major sponsors who hold the key. Follow the money?

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