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Jack Warner unleashes tsunami of allegations

It looks like Fifa, the governing body of football, is about to implode. The last few days have seen corruption allegations involving Mohamed bin Hammam and Jack Warner that have split the organisation wide open, with the pair both being suspended by Fifa, while Sep Blatter runs unopposed for the presidency.

Now Jack Warner has unleashed his ‘tsunami' of allegations against Blatter, and turned on his apparent ‘friend’ Bin Hammam, making public an email in which the secretary general Jerome Valcke accused him of buying the 2022 World Cup for Qatar.

‘I look on the suspension as the worst form of justice by any sporting organisation,’ he wailed to the world’s press. ‘They came premeditated, they weren't prepared to listen, they were hand-picked to do a task and they did just that. The guys were hand-picked by Blatter. A kangaroo court would be a decent thing to say.

‘I wrote to Valcke telling him, among other things, that the outcome of the (Fifa presidential) elections may cause some fracture in the Arab world which we can ill afford now and that I will like to ask Bin Hammam to withdraw from the race.

‘To which Jerome replied to me and I quote: 'For MBH (Mohamad Bin Hammam), I never understood why he was running. If really he thought he had a chance or just being an extreme way to express how much he does not like anymore JSB (Joseph Sepp Blatter). Or he thought you can buy Fifa as they (Qatar) bought the WC'.’

‘You don't have to believe me, you don't have to like me, nobody has to eat with me, drink with me or sleep with me but Jesus Christ, take the truth when you see it.’

But that’s not all – oh no. Warner – the vice-president of Fifa, don’t forget – has claimed that Sepp Blatter himself gave Concacaf officials gifts of computers and an unauthorised $1million. This one is going to run all day, and with Blatter due to make a media conference at 5pm, we’re more than likely going to see all sorts of dirty laundry washed in public.

‘I indicated that at the Miami Concacaf Congress on 3 May Mr Blatter made a gift of $1m to Concacaf to spend as it deems fit,’ Warner continued. ‘This annoyed (Uefa) president Michel Platini who was present and he approached secretary general Jerome Valcke complaining that Mr Blatter had no permission from the finance committee to make this gift to which Jerome replied that he will find the money for Mr Blatter.

‘I also indicated Fifa, through Mr Blatter, organised gifts of laptops and projectors to all members of the Caribbean and no objections have been made today of this to date.’

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