Qatar ‘Bought’ the 2022 World Cup. Let’s Pretend to Be Shocked
When Qatar won the right to host the 2022 World Cup I was digusted. I was like what is going on here?
Then there were stories about the whole bribery thing and we started thinking the only way this could have happened is if there was a bribe paid.
And then Lord Triesman came out and called Jack Warner corrupt. And then there were allegations of money stuffed into brown envelopes coming from Asia Football Confederation chief Mohamed bin Hammam, who just happened to be Qatari.
As if that was not bad enough FIFA Gerneral Secretary Jerome Valcke wrote in a letter to the now-disgraced Warner that bin Hammam had bought the 2022 World Cup and was now trying to buy FIFA in running for the presidency of the organisaion.
And this story seems to have a while to run still.