The Anonymous Widower

€1m Qatar Corruption Scandal Rocks European Parliament

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article in The Times.

This is the sub-heading.

A senior MEP and three officials have been charged with corruption, money laundering and participating in a criminal organisation.

As Cilla would have said “Surprise Surprise!”

December 13, 2022 Posted by | World | , , , , | 4 Comments

Did Jack Warner Take A Bribe To Vote For Qatar?

It is being reported in the Telegraph, that Jack Warner took a bribe of over a million pounds to vote for Qatar in the bidding for the 2022 World Cup.

I file stories like this under the heading of Is The Pope A Catholic

March 18, 2014 Posted by | Sport | , , , , | Leave a comment

Farewell Bin Hammam

Unlike Amy Winehouse, Mohammed Bin Hammam is still with us, even if FIFA have given him his just desserts.  He has just been on Radio 5 and has said that everything he did was in line with FIFA policy. But then they are full of organised corruption. If you can, listen to a replay of the morning sports program with David Davies.  I suspect none of the reasoned arguments, I’ve just heard went on at FIFA.

Now that we’ve said good-bye to Bin Hammam, how long can we sustain the farce of giving the World Cup to Qatar?

I wonder what odds I could get, that the Qatar World Cup doesn’t happen! Probably only very short ones, I would think!

July 24, 2011 Posted by | News, Sport | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crisis? What Crisis?

I couldn’t believe that Sepp Blatter said this, but according to this report from the BBC, he did.

If ever there was a case, that when you gotta go, you should go now, this is it.

May 30, 2011 Posted by | News, Sport | , , | 4 Comments

Blatter Sat on Bribe Claims

The Sunday Times also has an article claiming that Sep Blatter ignored the bribery claims over the World Cup bids.

Of course he didn’t.  He’s after all one of the most honest and trustworthy men in the world!

May 15, 2011 Posted by | News, Sport | , , | 1 Comment

What Will Sepp Blatter Do Now?

Lord Triesman didn’t hold his punches when in front of a parliamentary committee, he accused four FIFA members of improper behaviour over the bidding for the 2018 World Cup.

If I was Lord Triesman, I would take a few places of the list of where I might go for a holiday.

May 10, 2011 Posted by | News, Sport | , , , | Leave a comment

Is This Why We Didn’t Get the 2018 World Cup?

The Sunday Times is claiming that Nicholas Leoz of Paraguay wanted a knighthood to vote for England to be given the 2018 World Cup.  So how many other of the world’s bad and nasty, who have the power in FIFA  did we turn down?  Obviously, Russia and Qatar,  put a much better case to these idiots. Probably stuffed with used euros or dollars.

May 8, 2011 Posted by | News, Sport | , , , | Leave a comment