This morning the news that FIFA had cleared itself of corruption was met with disbelief.
Here is a roundup of all the best reactions.
Nick Clegg was asked about the investigation on his LBC phone-in. He said it was“very surprising indeed, to put it mildly”.
The FA’s WC bidding team’s grovelling to odious FIFA com members was an error. No prize is worth the loss of your dignity and integrity.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 13, 2014
Apparently some people were expecting FIFA to conduct a full and independent investigation, then vehemently condemn itself.
— Gary Taphouse (@garytaphouse) November 13, 2014
BREAKING: After an extensive investigation FIFA says it has found no evidence that Brazil hosted the 2014 World Cup.
— tom jamieson (@jamiesont) November 13, 2014
Anyone got a full copy of FIFA’s report? The one on their website isn’t downloading. pic.twitter.com/ksp3tv9FtW
— JamieDMJ (@JamieDMJ) November 13, 2014
CSI: FIFA. Episode 1. Sepp and the gang head to a murder scene and find the body, weapon and murderer. But can they find any evidence?
— Keri (@kerihw) November 13, 2014
FA accused of damaging Fifa’s name. In other news, sales of irony meters have gone through the roof.
— Mr Roger Quimbly (@RogerQuimbly) November 13, 2014
— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) November 13, 2014
Sepp Blatter: “Worried about the heat in Qatar? It’s not a problem! ;-)” pic.twitter.com/G2bhLOQMPt
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 13, 2014
Qatar and Russia no corruption. In other news ,moon made of cream cheese.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) November 13, 2014
— Peter Stefanovic (@peterstefanovic) November 13, 2014
Dear FIFA, You can’t investigate and clear YOURSELVES of corruption. That’s not how it works. From, Everyone (except Qatar and Russia)
— Tim Dean (@ThisisTimDean) November 13, 2014
I only hope now that we can all move on and enjoy Qatar ’22. Unless you’re gay, of course. Or you died building the stadiums.
— Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) November 13, 2014
FIFA to clear Qatar of any corruption in 2022 World Cup bid. Wonder how much that cost ?
— Stephen Jardine (@StephenJardine) November 13, 2014
According to FIFA, Qatar was cleared of no wrongdoings in World Cup bidding process AND…Elvis and Tupac are still alive. #Dillusional
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) November 13, 2014
شكلي بالامتحان ☺ pic.twitter.com/IjWVYS7z5t
— Qatar Tweets (@Qatar_Tweets) November 12, 2014
RT @FIFAcom: MONEY! All the precious moneys for us!
— Robyn Vinter (@RobynVinter) November 13, 2014
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