Bombshell Hits FIFA: Evidence Shows Qatar Bought World Cup Votes

Those of you who have been convinced all along that Qatar simply bought the 2022 World Cup votes from the members of the Executive Committee have apparently been proven right.

New evidence presented in a committee of Parliament today indicates that Issa Hayatou of Cameroon and Jacques Anouma of the Ivory Coast were each paid $1.5 million to vote for Qatar.

The information comes from the Sunday Times, which you will recall previously outed Amos Adamu of Nigeria and Reynald Temarii of Tahiti for similar infractions and FIFA President Sepp Blatter was forced to bar them from the voting.

They did not publish it previously due to strict British libel laws but Parliament has some immunity in this kind of thing which is why it was held until now.

In addition, former FA President Richard Triesman testified that ExCo members Jack Warner, Nicolas Leoz, Ricardo Teixeira and Worawi Makudi make direct requests for compensation in return for their votes.

Specifically, he claimed that Warner asked for about $4.1 million to build an education center in Trinidad and for about $820,000 to buy Haiti's World Cup TV rights, Leoz, of Paraguay, asked for an honorary knighthood, and Makudi of Thailand allegedly wanted to receive money from English TV for them to broadcast a planned exhibition against the country.

Triesman claimed that Teixeira, a Brazilian, asked him to "come and tell me what you have got for me.

Blatter has issued a statement demanding whatever evidence the British have which, he says, he will forward to his utterly ridiculous "Ethics Committee" for action.

He appeared eager to distance himself from the members involved, saying

"If this is true, I will fight this ... I am fighting for FIFA to clean FIFA. I cannot answer for individual members of our committee. I cannot say if they are all angels or if they are all devils"

He added that he "can only answer for myself" and that he's "not in this category."

Our own beloved Pirate of the Caribbean, fresh off his re-election, dismissed the whole thing, telling SkyNews that it's all "a piece of nonsense" and adding:

"No doubt he (Triesman) feels he can revive his dying political career by mentioning that piece of foolishness"

"I've never asked Triesman nor any other person, Englishman or otherwise, for any money for my vote at any time."

The very next sound we hear should be United States Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati demanding that, should these allegations prove to be true, the December vote should be vacated.

We'll all be standing by for that.

Much, much more to come.