FIFA’s Havelange sucks up to Murderer
João Havelange, Blatter’s predecessor, also preferred the company of thugs. Here he is pictured giving FIFA’s support and comfort to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1987.
In the 14 years since seizing power in a military coup Pinochet had acquired international disgust for murdering thousands of opponents and torturing an estimated 30,000 more. Beheadings and burning alive characterised repression in Pinochet’s Chile.