Corruption in soccer

May 27, 2015

You may have noticed that Swiss authorities arrested a number of people this morning in Zurich as part of a US/Swiss probe into corruption at FIFA, soccer’s governing body. The news isn’t the corruption — that’s been common knowledge for years — but the fact that it’s being investigated. We will surely find out more in the coming weeks, but the betting line right now is that FIFA’s head, Sepp Blatter, will be reelected on Friday. His public relations team released this wonderful statement earlier today:

FIFA welcomes actions that can help contribute to rooting out any wrongdoing in football. … We are pleased to see that the investigation is being energetically pursued for the good of football and believe that it will help to reinforce measures that FIFA has already taken.

One wonders if it was it these measures they had in mind. Or perhaps these.


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