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They've sued FIFA in the Court for Arbitration of Sport

Who's the judge, the Cat in the Hat?

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They've sued FIFA in the Court for Arbitration of Sport

Who's the judge, the Cat in the Hat?

No its Sam-I-Am

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Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he has a clean conscience and anyone who calls him corrupt should be sent to jail.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33361709

The United States has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in May, the Swiss authorities say.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33359540

If he has a clean conscience then he should be at the womens world cup final. But he wont be.

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Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he has a clean conscience and anyone who calls him corrupt should be sent to jail.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33361709

The United States has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in May, the Swiss authorities say.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33359540

If he has a clean conscience then he should be at the womens world cup final. But he wont be.

Is he afraid black helicopters from the US will land and take him away?

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That would be one hell of a trophy presentation though. Blatter handing out the trophy(possibly to the USWNT no less!), then BAM about ten men wisk him away into a chopper. That's Oscar worthy stuff.

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That would be neat, but he probably wouldn't even get both feet off the plane before they grabbed him.

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They should really give him his own comedy show.

Blatter says French and German presidents applied political pressure prior to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes.

He added: "Those who decided this should also take the responsibility."

"Before the World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, there were two political interventions. Messrs Sarkozy and Wulff tried to influence their vote-makers.

Blatter also claimed that the German football association (DFB) "also received such a recommendation that Germany should vote for Qatar due to economic interests."

He added: "Just look at all the German companies. The Deutsche Bahn (German railways) Hochtief (construction) and many more already had projects in Qatar before the World Cup was awarded there.

"I act on the leadership principle. If a majority of the executive committee wants a World Cup in Qatar then I have to accept that."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33401602

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They should really give him his own comedy show.

Blatter says French and German presidents applied political pressure prior to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes.

He added: "Those who decided this should also take the responsibility."

"Before the World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, there were two political interventions. Messrs Sarkozy and Wulff tried to influence their vote-makers.

Blatter also claimed that the German football association (DFB) "also received such a recommendation that Germany should vote for Qatar due to economic interests."

He added: "Just look at all the German companies. The Deutsche Bahn (German railways) Hochtief (construction) and many more already had projects in Qatar before the World Cup was awarded there.

"I act on the leadership principle. If a majority of the executive committee wants a World Cup in Qatar then I have to accept that."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33401602

I wouldn't know about Germany, but the French pushing for Qatar isn't exactly surprising

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They should really give him his own comedy show.

Blatter says French and German presidents applied political pressure prior to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes.

He added: "Those who decided this should also take the responsibility."

"Before the World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, there were two political interventions. Messrs Sarkozy and Wulff tried to influence their vote-makers.

Blatter also claimed that the German football association (DFB) "also received such a recommendation that Germany should vote for Qatar due to economic interests."

He added: "Just look at all the German companies. The Deutsche Bahn (German railways) Hochtief (construction) and many more already had projects in Qatar before the World Cup was awarded there.

"I act on the leadership principle. If a majority of the executive committee wants a World Cup in Qatar then I have to accept that."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33401602

So when an African government fires crook from soccer positions they get banned but when French and German politicians say who to vote for they get contracts, why am i not surprised?

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Lee Nelson (or whichever one of his characters you want to call him by) gets a lot of stick here in the UK for being unfunny but you really can't deny that this stunt was brilliant no matter how you look at it.

I think the writing was already on the wall for Blatter at this point but it's nice to have this photo to sum it all up.

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That's probably the greatest picture ever.

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The amount of awesome contained in that shot cannot be quantified. It is THE picture to represent FIFA and Sepp Blatter perfectly.

One minor nitpick though...if the money is fake anyway, dude should have used $100 bills. :P

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I will not believe that FIFA will have a new president until February 27.

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So to pay his bail Jeffrey Webb turned over a Lamborghini. I'm pretty sure his CONCACAF salary wouldn't afford that!

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I will not believe that FIFA will have a new president until February 27.

And the supposed air apparent is Platini which is basically Blatter 2.0. So don't expect much in term of deep rooted change. And if he ends up being the successor, I don't think that they will remove Qatar and Russia as WC sites.

The only thing that will make them change is that all the big time sponsors (Coca-cola, McDonald's, Budweiser, etc) band together and drop support.

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Except Pepsi, KenTacoHut, and Miller-Coors are waiting in the wings...

Throw in Nike waiting for adidas to drop out and there really isn't any pressure on FIFA.

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