Wacky Whacked Warner is Now Father of
by Andrew Jennings
Sunday 26 June, 2011
FOR A MAN disgraced around the world last weekend you’d have thought that FIFA’s Jack Warner was a picture of shame and remorse. Wrong. He sat at his keyboard tapping out an incoherent Father’s Day homily to the people of Trinidad about respecting daddies – like himself.
What was surely the worst Sunday of his 68 years was stumblingly portrayed on a friend’s blog as a ‘time of sober reflection when as father he reflects about his own stewardship as daddy in the family.’ Warner burbled on. It was ‘a time when mother and children celebrate the many reasons why Daddy is so special.’
Out in the real world FIFA was embarrassed, Sepp Blatter wondered if he’d be next out of the door and the investigators continued digging out evidence of corruption.
Warner’s ‘manly swagger’
Meanwhile Warner was gazing mawkishly into his mirror of self-delusion and being philosophical about fathers. ‘Has he become so busy that the family has forgotten what his gentle smile looks like, how sweet his voice sounds or how elegant the strides of his manly swagger?’
That manly swagger was seen at its best when this football czar played away from home at his testosterone-soaked FIFA office in Trump Tower, New York. So his sweet but hard to understand message, ‘Let’s love of our women and let us be the best company our women and children will want to keep’ sat uneasily with those who’d travelled in his entourage.
This is the man accused of orchestrating a US$1 million vote buying scam with Mohamed Bin Hammam and siphoning thousands more dollars profit for his family travel company, shipping Caribbean delegates into Trinidad to pick up their brown envelopes. But that was before Father’s Day. This weekend? Listen for the boots of the investigators pounding nearer by the hour.