Photo of Julio Grondona (second from right) with Rabbi

Grondona says sorry to the Rabbis

Photo of Sepp Blatter and Julio Grondona

The Untouchables – and they know it

Photo: Jens Weinreich

FIFA chief's World Cup Ticket Scam - article in newspaper

 

Image of newspaper article about Jack Warner obtaining a visa

 

New York Southern District Court Judgement in the case of MasterCard International v FIFA

When a judge branded FIFA liars

 

 

 

The things they say...

‘Neither FIFA nor its President have anything to hide, nor do they wish to.’

Blatter press release, 28 January, 2003


BBC Panorama Reporter Andy Davies:

‘A one million franc bribe … is it not correct that Mr Blatter asked that it be moved to the FIFA official who was named on the payment slip?’

FIFA Director of Communications Markus Siegler:

‘If you do not stop now, then we call the security and we put you out.’

FIFA Press conference, Zurich, Tuesday, 11 April 2006


‘I am deputy chairman of the finance committee of FIFA. I oversee a budget of US$2 billion and I have never seen one iota of corruption.’

Jack Warner, Trinidad Express 12 December 2004


‘Lying and deception and bad faith are standard operating procedure at FIFA.’

Adam C. Silverstein, a lawyer for MasterCard in their successful action against FIFA, New York, December 1, 2006


‘I do not believe a Jew can ever be a referee at that level (Argentine Premier League) because it’s hard work and, you know, Jews don’t like hard work.’

FIFA senior vice-president and chair of Finance Committee, Julio Grondona, 5 July 2003. Buenos Aires


‘FIFA is a healthy, clean and transparent organisation with nothing to hide. There is huge public interest in FIFA, therefore we have to be as transparent as possible. We will try to communicate in a more open way so the world can believe us and be proud of their federation.’

FIFA General Secretary Urs Linsi, January 2003, on fifa.com


 

Reasons why Sepp Blatter dare not sue . . .
and the list keeps growing.

 

# Why has senior Vice-President Julio Grondona not been expelled for making grossly anti-Semitic remarks - ‘I do not believe a Jew can ever be a referee at that level (Argentine Premier League) because it’s hard work and, you know, Jews don’t like hard work’ - during an Argentine television programme in 2003?

 

 

 

#  Why do you refuse to produce documentation revealing how much you take from FIFA in salary, bonuses, allowances and other perks?

 

 

 

# Who pays your tax bill?

 

 

 

# How much FIFA money have you spent on legal fees in recent years trying to intimidate reporters seeking to publish the truth about corruption at FIFA?

 

 

 

# How much FIFA money have you spent on legal fees trying to get Magistrate Hildbrand removed from the criminal investigation into bribery at FIFA and your role in it?

 

 

 

# Why do you refuse to expel FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner for his black market rackets selling thousands of World Cup tickets?

 

 

 

# Why have you allowed Warner to get away with lying to American immigration officials to obtain a visa for an aide?

 

 

 

# Why did you write a furious letter in 2001 to French businessman Jerome Valcke, who had been examining the financial records of ISL, accusing him of attempting to blackmail ‘certain gentlemen’ at FIFA.

 

 

 

# Why did you then appoint Mr Valcke in June 2003 to be Head of FIFA Marketing?

 

 

 

# Why did you appoint Valcke in 2007 to be FIFA’s general secretary, despite a New York judge denouncing him as a liar?

 

 

 

# Why has no action been taken against Executive Committee member Chuck Blazer, accused by the same judge of fabricating evidence?

 

And Even More Questions . . .