Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has renewed his criticism of the United States, where he faces corruption charges, based on a story by satirical website The Onion.
In an eight-minute Facebook video, Warner holds up a printout with The Onion headline: “FIFA Frantically Announces 2015 Summer World Cup In United States.”
Warner asked “if FIFA is so bad why is it the U.S. wants … the World Cup?”
Warner points out that FIFA is “the very same organization they (the U.S.) are accusing of being corrupt. That has to be double standards.”
The fake story was published on Wednesday, hours after Warner was indicted in the U.S. and arrested in Trinidad.
Warner asks why the story was “two days before the FIFA election” when Sepp Blatter was re-elected as president.
The Associated Press