We’re trying something new tonight. Because the news of the FIFA Corruption Scandal has been coming thick and fast, we at 32 Flags want to give you a daily wrap up of the days’ proceedings as well as reflect back on some things we talked about throughout the day. This is “The FIFA Corruption Scandal Roundup.”
Blatter Re-Elected as FIFA President
The biggest news of the day and somewhat related to the scandal, Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA President over Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan.
Sports Networks Covered FIFA Congress in Various Ways
In terms of how the big three biggest sports networks of ESPN, NBCSN and FOX Sports covered the FIFA Congress, we agree with Awful Announcing that ESPN reigned supreme today. ESPN went all in, FOX didn’t go in until the election results and NBCSN completely ignored the election.
Jack Warner Out of Jail in Ambulance, Dances Hours Later
Former President of CONCACAF and currently indicted Jack Warner left a Trinidad and Tobago jail in an ambulance for “exhaustion.” Hours later, he showed up dancing at a political rally.
— Indy Football (@IndyFootball) May 29, 2015
Warner also claims that he has never taken a bribe as it is shown in this video interview with the BBC.
Aaron Davidson Pleads Not Guilty, Bond Set
Soccer media businessman and Chairman of the Board for NASL, Aaron Davidson became the first indicted person to be arraigned in the United States. Davidson pleaded not guilty and bond was set at $5 million which he met. As of now, NASL has cut ties with Davidson and Traffic Sports for the time being on the league level but he is still considered the active owner of NASL’s Carolina Railhawks.