Jack Warner and two of his sons are at the centre of the FIFA meltdown. While Jack Warner is beyond parody, the intriguing question remains of whether his sons turned on him or whether they decided to take the fall for him. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
Read through the list of recently arrested, indicted, charged and sometimes simply mentioned officials in the FIFA meltdown and one name is bound to appear at least once. Jack Warner, of Trinidad and Tobago, is one of the central figures in the saga. Good mates with Chuck Blazer, the man who had a Trump Tower apartment just for his cats, Warner has been swindling his way through soccer administrations echelons since the 1960s.
Warner is a qualified school teacher and his career started off modestly when in 1966, he became General Secretary of the Central Football Association. It took almost 20 years before he would become vice-president of CONCACAF and joined the FIFA Executive committee and nearly another 30 before his chickens would come home to roost while he was vice-president of FIFA.
Warner, like so many others in this cesspit of corruption, does not court neutral opinions. Feelings towards him swing from one extreme…
Source : Daily Maverick