Thursday, March 29, 2012

Well ... it did last two whole weeks ... right?

FIFA blows whistle on match-fixing hotline

MANCHESTER: FIFA president Sepp Blatter halted a whistle-blowing programme designed to help root out match-fixing in soccer before it could even start to work, FIFA's outgoing head of security said on Wednesday.

The plan to grant anonymity and protection to players and officials targeted by illegal gambling groups was announced amid great fanfare by world soccer's ruling body last September.

It was quietly put on ice two weeks later when Blatter decided to integrate it into broader efforts to clean up governance at FIFA, which has been dogged by allegations of corruption over the awards of World Cups to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022 and its own election process. ...

See the whole story here, from the Times of India.

Kicking Back Comments: It's almost too easy sometimes. This is one of those cases to me.

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