The FIFA/CONCACAF corruption mess just keeps getting uglier and uglier.
Just days after blowing the whistle on alleged bribes involving then-CONCACAF President Jack Warner and FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam, the man who has temporarily replaced Warner as the head of CONCACAF tried to fire Chuck Blazer. The attempt was unsuccessful though.
Lisle Austin, the man who has replaced Warner as CONCACAF president, issued a statement saying Blazer had been "terminated as general secretary of CONCACAF with immediate effect".
UPDATED- Here is a statement released by CONCACAF, stating that Austin was NOT authorized to fire Blazer:
Today an unauthorized declaration was made by Lisle Austin attempting to remove Chuck Blazer as General Secretary of CONCACAF.
This attempted action was taken without any authority. Under the CONCACAF Statutes, jurisdiction over the General Secretary rests solely with the CONCACAF Executive Committee which has taken no action. Further a majority of the Executive Committee Members have advised Mr. Austin that he does not have the authority to take such action.
Chuck Blazer continues as CONCACAF General Secretary and with the full authority of his office. The Confederation continues its normal operations including the Gold Cup commencing on June 5th at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas.
Blazer, a member of FIFA's Executive Committee, reported Warner and Bin Hammam for allegedly attempting to bribe CONCACAF voters ahead of the FIFA presidential election, which Bin Hammam was running in at time against Sepp Blatter. Now Austin, a reputed ally of Warner, has removed Blazer from his role with CONCACAF, though it remains unclear whether he even has the authority to do such a thing.
What do you think of this nonsense? Is it all just making you laugh, or cry?
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