Blatter calls Webb ‘breathtaking scoundrel’

| 19/06/2017 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The deposed president of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, has described the former president of CIFA and CONCACAF, Jeffrey Webb, the “most breathtaking scoundrel of all”. Speaking to football journalist and author David Conn last year for his new book on the corruption scandal, the disgraced world football boss accused Cayman’s former football hero of being a hypocrite. Blatter said that he believed Webb could have been the next FIFA president and that he was a “good person” until the corruption, which Blatter still insists he knew nothing about, was exposed.

In an extract from Conn’s book, The Fall of the House of Fifa, published in the Guardian, he said that after the publication of the CONCACAF integrity report, which identified the alleged frauds of the former secretary-general and president Chuck Blazer and Jack Warner, Webb had presented himself as the president for a new era of decency.

“Jeffrey Webb had tears coming down his face, saying: I am humbled, I accept it; I promise I will do that,” Blatter told Conn. But the former FIFA chief pointed out that Webb was the first person to be arrested in the scandal that engulfed the global football association in 2015.

“How can you be misled by that or by yourself to say this man is a correct man? I was already thinking that he could be tomorrow the president of FIFA, a good person, a strong man,” Blatter said, appearing to have been deceived by the corruption that Webb eventually admitted to.

Webb pleaded guilty on 23 November 2015 to fraud and money laundering charges but he has remained on a $10 million bail under house arrest in Atlanta, Georgia, after numerous sentencing hearings have been postponed. Webb is currently scheduled to be sentenced on 11 July for the crimes relating to the bribes and kickbacks he got for TV deals while he served as the CONCACAF president.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The only difference between Webb and Blatter is Webb got caught!

  2. C'Mon Now! says:

    Wow, Jeff is a big man, I didn’t think little old Blatter would be able to lift him up and throw him under that bus.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I wonder when we will really know the full truth of things that took place with the local committee?
    Anyways all things done in darkness sure as heck come to light!

  4. Elvis says:

    Money, the root of all evil.

    • Anonymous says:

      It is the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Money itself is just a tool which can be used for good or bad.

  5. captain kman says:

    Does CIFA still have the VP that was acting when Webb got arrest?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Kettle calling frying pan black.

  7. Anonymous says:

    There are lots of “good men” and women in higher positions of government and education who have been able to skate their way to the top. They usualy ride on the coat-tails of religion, and have the most nasty of habits, but worst is that they stop really good people from ever holding posts of power, and so good changes comes to a screeching halt.

  8. McCarron McLaughlin says:

    Sepp Blatter is either a lier or the most incompetent FIFA executive, he really want me to believe that he ran FIFA for 30 plus years and he wasn’t aware of the corruption. Please, he should be sentenced with Webb on July 11.

    • Anonymous says:

      Jeff Webb admits his faults and that’s what everyone in position should do. Lots of bribery and handout goes on everywhere. A, even in our own country we hear about it only difference is that one sin covers another sin. Blatter refuse to put foot in America since all this happen and he knows why. But of course when a li black mule comes along you ride him until he crumbles. So to blatter’s point he need to shut up because the proof will be when he put foot in America shores. That’s the reason why a young black man was among the whites, but no one saw it.

      • Anonymous says:

        Jeff Webb is a POS. He plead not guilty to all charges until mountains of evidence and other FIFA officials made plea deals. He’s no better than a scumbag thief.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Jack Warner was even worse, yet he was a Minister of the Trinidad Government. Despite the evidence against him, he will never be extradited to the U.S. – oo many friends in high places.

    • JM says:

      Only diff Jack Warner used some of his money to better TT world class stadium etc were built unlike WEBB we for scandalized for nothing

      • Anonymous says:

        You really don’t know what you’re saying. Jack warner did not use the money to build stadiums he pocketed his through his family supermarket.jack warner and blatter and the one that died in Switzerland prison were his trainers. Blatter was the king and queen and the down fall . Jack Werner were the empire. His own sons gave him away to save their own self. A lil poor ass cayman was used and because most caymanians can’t stand to be poor they grab all the bribes that come to shore. All the fronting , and prey is still going on at caymans expense. Blatter should come clean with the whole thing, but I hope this will be a lesson for all caymanians who believe the whites are god over them. Slavery is still here and we do not see it for the sake of the almighty dollar. Even on our jobs caymanians are like crab in a bucket, stabbing one another for the white man

        • jotnar says:

          Cause Jack Warmer is white, right? More about the moral failures of individuals than the colour of their skin. Or do you think black and white should be held to different standards? No racism in that, no siree.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Pot, meet kettle.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Well, JW should go all out and expose the local scoundrels, so football can once again start moving. Today, wiyh JW fellow scoundrels running CIFA the game is for all intent and pourpose dead.

    • Chris Johnson says:

      Local scoundrels are those that got money from FIFA and the government to build the Newlands pitches which they have not accounted for plus the leaders of the football clubs that allowed it all to happen.
      Until the current board is totally replaced football in Cayman is going nowhere.. CIFA needs launch some lawsuits to get misappropriated monies back.
      Please let us clean all this up. The kids in particularly are suffering.

      • Anonymous says:

        CIFA has only 14 local League Teams: Academy SC, Boddentown SC, East End FC, Elite SC, FC International. Future SC, George Town SC, Latinos, Northside Fc, Roma FC, Scholars International, Sunset FC, Tigers FC and Western Union. Our press should publish the names of the current executives of these clubs that refuse to pull back the curtain or overhaul what has clearly been a corrupt CIFA division. In preserving the status quo and impairing the game locally, they do not deserve to hide behind the cloak of anonymity. Our league teams are responsible and should expect tough questions from our press (that even our press seem too afraid to ask)!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Blatter, I think that title is really yours.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Lucky for us he wasn’t working for the government, or he would have been sent home to receive his salary, like the rest of the jack-asses.

  14. Chris Johnson says:

    How about a book ‘The Fall of the house of CIFA’.. Perhaps the Executive Committee could write it ably assisted by the audit firms, not just one but all three!

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