Photo: FIFA'S Council of Wisdom
Blatter’s Council will investigate and offer solutions to the corruption problems in FIFA. Members are soccer star Johan Cryuff, tenor…Plácido Domingo and ….Henry Kissinger?
As FIFA recovers from a bribery scandal, its worst and most shameful in its 107 story, Joseph Blatter has assembled a committee to bring a “little bit more credibility” back to the international soccer federation, after his reelection last week to serve a fourth term as president.
“These gentlemen are more or less advisers, they are not the experts but advisers,” Blatter said during a visit to Azerbaijan. “What they should be also is the kind of council of wisdom, which my executive committee would not like because they think they are the council of wisdom!”
The so–called Council of Wisdom is integrated by Dutch Soccer Legend Johan Cryuff, tenor Plácido domingo (whose most commendable involvement in soccer has been singing before three World Cups with the other two tenors) and Gerald Ford’s Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (who doesn’t know much about soccer, but sure does about corruption).
“Since 1970 — with the exception of 1978 — I have been at every World Cup final in every host country,” said Plácido Domingo to the Associated Press. “In my amateur way, I am an expert in football. I am happy to have been asked to be involved with this great sport and have requested more details to see if I can be of help.”
88-year old Kissinger, is still to provide a comment.
Here at HS-News, we think what FIFA needs to make this council of wisdom truly wise, is a torpedo of truth. What better way to solve corruption problems than, winning?