About Damn Time: Feds Move against FIFA

Published on 27-May-2015 by J Square Humboldt
Soccer / Soccer Daily Update

Offside.

Delegates who vote in Friday's scheduled FIFA election must be asking themselves a question or two right about now.

They'd just seen football poobahs rousted from a five-star Zürich hotel in a police raid.

They're harkening back to the cash-packed envelopes they'd been handed by Sepp Blatter and his minions.

And they're probably wondering how well the Mafia Football Don covered his tracks when he made those allocations out of the FIFA fund.

That bring wrongdoers to justice bit must've sent a chill or two down a crony's spine. It clearly implied the Feds weren't done.

And who can doubt that the head of the snake isn't part and parcel of all these shenanigans?

FIFA's response was about as milquetoast as it gets:

This is a difficult time for football, the fans and for FIFA as an organisation. We understand the disappointment that many have expressed and I know that the events of today will impact the way in which many people view us.

Diego Maradona would agree. Michel Platini has long been on record that Blatter's gotta go. The president of Ireland's football association has seen enough.

However, can that be said for the rest of the world beyond Europe and North America?

It probably depends on whether or not those delegates believe they're beyond the reach of the American and Swiss authorities.

Until there are signs of it, Blatter will no doubt continue to hold court, with cash-crammed envelopes at the ready.

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