An FBI investigation has led to the arrest of seven FIFA officials in what’s being called the largest corruption scandal in the sport’s history. (RELATED: Everything You Need To Know About The FIFA Corruption Scandal)
The U.S. Department of Justice has been the primary force behind the years-long investigation, and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement Wednesday the corruption, “spans at least two generations of soccer officials who, as alleged, have abused their positions of trust to acquire millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.”
Though Lynch’s statement hinted at what the investigation means to international soccer, it took ballsy IRS chief Richard Weber to step up to the podium and kick that door wide-the-fuck open.
“This really is the World Cup of fraud, and today we are issuing FIFA a red card.”
DROP THE MIC.
THIS is why America is the greatest country in the world. Are we the best at soccer? No. Are we planning on overseeing the restructuring of the organization? Probably not. (RELATED: Meet The Jordanian Prince Who Could Be FIFA’s Savior)
Still, it’d be wise not to try and pull one over on Uncle Sam. You mess with the bull, you get the horns.
Or… at least an incredibly cheesy pun, delivered by a guy who kind of looks like a bald eagle.