Jack Warner will not be snitching on FIFA president Sepp Blatter, because Jack Warner is a man of principle, at least according to Jack Warner.
Speaking to the media in Trinidad, Warner — the recently indicted former CONCACAF president and FIFA executive committee member — revealed he had no intention of throwing Blatter under the bus, despite spending the last few weeks promising to scorch the earth with an “avalanche” of revelations about his “knowledge of financial transactions at FIFA, including, but not limited to, Sepp Blatter.”
According to Trinidad’s Guardian, Warner told reporters, “I worked with Blatter for 30 years. I know a thing called loyalty and under any conditions or tribulations I may suffer, I know what is loyalty and therefore when a fella is down or seems to be down, I will not push him down.” He added, “When he is down I will give a helping hand.”
Very noble. Very noble, indeed.
“There are people in this country who like to demonize people,” he continued. “I am not like that, therefore do not expect me to tell anybody anything about FIFA or Blatter. I am not like that. I am not that kind of person. I don’t have anything I want to reveal about Blatter.”
Forget that not even two weeks have passed since Warner claimed, on TV6, to have “compiled a comprehensive and detailed series of documents, including checks and corroborated statements, and have placed them in different and respected hands.”
Forget that he specifically noted that he possessed a trove of evidence showing “a link between FIFA, its funding and me … and the United National Congress and The People’s Partnership Government in general election 2010,” or that he boasted about his “knowledge of international transactions at FIFA, including its president, Mr. Sepp Blatter, and, lastly, other matters involving the nation’s current prime minister.”
Forget that Warner said, not even two weeks ago, “Not even death will stop the avalanche that is coming. The die is cast. There can be no turning back. Let the chips fall where they fall. Blatter knows why he fell. And if anyone else knows, I do.”
While it’s unclear whether Warner knows what “turning back“ means, it is clear that this isn’t the last time we’ll be hearing from the former FIFA executive.
Warner’s third book, The Political History of Jack Warner, will be released in December.