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Ex-Fifa Boss thinks The Onion is a legitimate source of news

Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse for FIFA and their currently award-winning ability to defecate all over the beautiful game, they go and drop this doozy.

Jack Warner, a former FIFA vice president who should really know better, and also one of the officials accused of accepting bribes by the US, was fooled by a satirical article posted on The Onion. The article claimed the USA were set to host the World Cup this year (kicking off LAST THURSDAY) as a reaction to the current controversy surround the governing body.

Now, obviously, being taken in by an article is a thing that could happen to anyone, but, to then take to Facebook to deliver a filmed rant about that same article, asking why the US would even want to host this year’s World Cup if it hates FIFA so much? Well, that’s taking things a little far.



Why did nobody stop this poor man? Why did nobody grab hold of Warner and say something like: “Don’t do it Jack! You’ll look like a fool!”? Like it’s not already bad enough that he has been accused of accepting bribes during his time at FIFA, he now has to walk around knowing he did this.

The mind boggles.

Warner has denied bribery charges brought against him by U.S authorities and other FIFA officals. He has also deleted this video from his Facebook page. Good work, Jack, good work.

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