Reports: Warner laid low by coronavirus

September 3 – The coronavirus has reached parts that not even the US Justice Department could reach. Trinidad press is reporting that world football’s most wanted, Jack Warner (not Lionel Messi), has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Trinidad Daily Express has reported that the disgraced former Concacaf president and FIFA vice president, aged 77, was admitted to hospital last Friday for a cardiac issue before being released.

He returned to the hospital on Tuesday where he tested positive for Covid-19.

Social media rumours were that Warner had died though the Express reports he is still alive.

The health scare comes as rumours that the Privy Council is close to releasing its ruling on whether Warner can be extradited to the US to face the multiple charges of money laundering, bribery and graft that were released in the 2015 FIFAgate indictments.

Depending on how his recovery progresses Warner could, somewhat ironically, find himself recovering at the House of Football that is currently being used as a Covid recovery and quarantine facility. The House of Football was closed by his suspended buddies who were previously in charge of the TTFA before being replaced by a Normalisation Committee. Though he could also check in to the Concacaf Centre of Excellence facility that was built with Concacaf money on land bought with FIFA money but controversially ended up in the ownership of Warner as a purported gift and which currently operates as an event and hotel facility. 

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