Ex-FIFA official charged with corruption defends himself by citing 'The Onion'

Ex-FIFA Official Charged with Corruption Defends Himself by Citing 'The Onion'
Ex-FIFA Official Charged with Corruption Defends Himself by Citing 'The Onion'


Indicted former Vice President of FIFA, Jack Warner posts a video in which he defends himself against corruption charges, by citing an article from The Onion.

The article reads, "FIFA Frantically Announces 2015 Summer World Cup In United States. Global Soccer Tournament To Kick Off In America Later This Afternoon."

And yes, he's completely unaware it's satire.

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"If FIFA is so bad, why is it the U.S.A. wants to keep the FIFA World Cup? Why is it they began games on May 27th?"

Warner is among 14 other FIFA officials charged in the United States Justice Department's corruption investigation. To prove that he's innocent and never accepted bribes to determine hosts for the World Cup, Warner cites the fake news report as if it were legit news, and thinks the fact that the U.S. would schedule a 2015 Summer World Cup at home is a conspiracy to appease American officials.

"All this has stemmed from the failed U.S. bid to host the World Cup."

So he didn't read the article, but he's giving a personal read aimed at the U.S. The video was posted then quickly deleted, and another version was uploaded two hours later with The Onion references faded out and removed.

You know what else Warner probably wants to fade away, the 12 charges against him.