It’s raining in Manchester, there are problems between Israel and Palestine, Peter Crouch is not very good at playing football.
Some headlines are so obvious that its pointless printing them, so when Lord Triesman told a House of Commons select committee that FIFA’s world cup bidding process was corrupt, it was about as revelatory as finding out Rachel Riley has an admirer.
Lord Triesman made the following allegations as reported in the Daily Mail:
R20;He said FIFA vice-president Jack Warner asked for money – suggested to be £2.5m – to build an education centre in Trinidad with the cash to be channelled through him, and later £500,000 to buy Haiti’s World Cup TV rights for the earthquake-hit nation, also to go through Warner.
R20;Paraguay’s FIFA member Nicolas Leoz asked for a knighthood while Brazil’s FIFA member Ricardo Terra Teixeira asked Triesman to ‘come and tell me what you have got for me’.
R20;Thailand’s FIFA member Worawi Makudi wanted to be given the TV rights to a friendly between England and the Thai national team, said Triesman.
R20;Triesman told MPs at the culture, media and sport committee in the House of Commons: ‘These were some of the things that were put to me personally, sometimes in the presence of others, which in my view did not represent proper and ethical behaviour on the part of members of the executive committee.
‘The point was not pressed,’ he said. ‘And I think, in retrospect, we would have burned off our chances.
R20;In retrospect that was not the right view to take and I accept that.”
In retrospect that was not the right view to take? You don’t say, and this guy’s a Lord?! This is yet another example of massive blundering by the FA who I’m convince aren’t fit to run a bath, let alone our nation’s football.
Ever since United pulled out of the FA Cup to seemingly help England’s World Cup bid by playing in the World Club Championship and were subsequently hung out to dry I’ve had little or no time for the FA.
The list of blunders surrounding the World Cup bid, is matched only be the catalogue of errors the FA have made when it comes to running English football’s disciplinary body.
Triesman’s allegations are now completely pointless as there’s practically zero chance of FIFA suddenly investigating and prosecuting themselves, despite what Sepp Blatter may claim.
The world’s governing football body pretty much R20;do what they want” and there’s little or nothing the FA can do about it.
Had Triesman raised these issues earlier on when they first arose then maybe the whole process could have been investigated and perhaps there may have even been a chance of a fair crack of the whip, mind you then again, maybe not.
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