The president of the international soccer governing body is being investigated for “suspicion of criminal mismanagement and suspicion of misappropriation” of funds, Switzerland’s office of the attorney general announced Friday. The criminal case against him is another key development in a series of investigations that began in May with the arrest of 14 top soccer and marketing officials as they gathered for FIFA’s annual congress.
We're used to seeing soccer players fling themselves to the ground, writhe in feigned agony and complain bitterly about the injustice of it all. Now the international overlords of the game are beginning to do the same.
Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner: “Not even death will stop the avalanche that is coming,” he said. “The die is cast. There can be no turning back. Let the chips fall where they fall.”
Although HBO's "Last Week Tonight" host delivered a scathing critique of the soccer organization last year, he decided to give it another shot Sunday after last week's arrest of several FIFA officials.