I will expose Blatter’s shady deals, says Jack Warner
There is no end in sight concerning the controversies that the FIFA is enmeshed in currently as a former official of the world football governing and the president of Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), Jack Warner, has vowed to spill the many secrets of the organisation.
In a paid advertorial titled “Jack Warner: The Gloves are Off,” aired in his country, Trinidad and Tobago, Warner said he was ready to release a bundle of evidence relating to the dealings of world soccer’s governing body and its president, Sepp Blatter.
Warner said he was in possession of comprehensives secret documents on FIFA’s transactions, including checks and corroborated statement.
They have been placed in “different and respected hands,” he said. “There can be no turning back.”
He also said, “I reasonably and surely fear for my life.”
Warner, who has so far not produced any documents or other physical evidence to support his claims, has displayed some erratic behaviour in recent days as the scandal has widened.
He scored a public relations own-goal Sunday by citing an article by satirical news outlet The Onion in an attempt to counter criminal charges against him and prove the United States was pursuing its own agenda in the investigation.
And last week, shortly after he left a Trinidad and Tobago jail in an ambulance — having reportedly been released on bail on the grounds of exhaustion — he concluded a news conference in which he accused the United States of a “witch hunt” by dancing and singing, “Don’t worry about a thing.”
Warner took a more sober tone in his political ad. And shortly after it aired, the 72-year-old again promised to impart information about FIFA’s operations to those investigating alleged corruption at a rally for his Independent Liberal Party.
“I also will give them my knowledge of financial transactions at FIFA including, but not limited to Sepp Blatter. I have been there for 30 consecutive years. I was a heartbeat away from Blatter. I said to him in 2011, it’s time at 75, it’s time to step down,” he said.