Poster image of Jack Warner pointing his finger like a gun

Are they saying that Jack’s a thief?


Photo of Karene Asche singing

Karene sings her updated ‘Uncle Jack’


Image of an advertisement for Jack Warner

Warner diverts attention from his corruption




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


''Ah Tiefing a little tonight''




CCTV images of a thief breaking into a store juxtaposed with pictures of Jack Warner and cartoons of him stealing bundles of cash is how Trinidad’s people are hitting back at one their most loathed and corrupt politicians.















Karene Asche’s brilliant prize-winning calypso at February’s Carnival is updated and includes this wonderful cricketing metaphor: ‘He get a bouncer from Mr. Blazer, Whose first name just happen to be “Chuck.’


And you can sing-along with the lyrics, here.












Warner, sensing that his time at FIFA is over, is desperately trying to convince Trinidad citizens that he is a deeply wonderful man being dragged down by envious foreign liars. Surely the people will trust him, disbelieving the rest of the world and allow him to stay in political power. (As Minister of Works he gives huge contracts to private companies. He wouldn’t . . . would he?) His front men have purchased full-page newspaper advertisements that ignore all the specific allegations. Enjoy.