John Oliver slams U.S. for FIFA conflicts
Last night on 'Last Week Tonight', John Oliver smashed FIFA, the international soccer organization.
On Wednesday, The U.S. Department of Justice announced it's prosecuting FIFA officials for taking more than $150 million in bribes in order to maintain their broadcasting rights. The department is also looking into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, which will take place in Qatar and Russia, to make sure there are no conflicts occurring there as well.
Oliver slammed how FIFA officials were arrested by being escorted to their cars, while covered in white hotel sheets to hide themselves from the media.
On 'Last Week Tonight', Oliver said:
"That is perfect, hotel sheets are very much like FIFA officials. They really should be clean, but they're actually unspeakably filthy, and deep down everybody knows that."
What shocked Oliver the most was not that only that many of the FIFA officials were arrested for corruption, but the fact that they were from the country that cares the least about soccer... The United States of America. He continued to even call out U.S. sponsors asking them to drop sponsorships with FIFA and even offering to pretend he enjoys their products if they cooperate.
To U.S. FIFA sponsors, Oliver said:
"I would even make the ultimate sacrifice," Oliver said. "Budweiser: If you pull your support and help get rid of Blatter, I will put my mouth where my mouth is and I will personally drink one of your disgusting items."
Hear that Bud Light? Drop FIFA quick and John Oliver will personally consume your beers!
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