Blatter offers support to Warner as pressure mounts

By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year

June 8 – Sepp Blatter, the President of FIFA, has again publicly praised Jack Warner as pressure mounts on him in Trinidad and Tobago to step down from his roles in football to concentrate on his new position in there Government there.

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Andrew Warshaw: Blatter must fear after stampede South Africa 2010 will send out wrong message

Andrew Warshaw

They were the kind of images FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his right-hand man, South Africa 2010 organising committee chief Danny Jordaan, least wanted to witness. 

“World sees our soccer shame,” trumpeted the front page of Johannesburg’s main newspaper above several gruesome images.

One a  terrified child, another a blood-stained fan with one eye half-closed; a third a frightening melee of confused supporters trying to find their feet after crashing into a gate.

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