They all look like Sepp Blatter. This is Nicolas Leoz eying a knigthood.
A rogues gallery. Nicolas Leoz, Jack Warner, Ricardo Teixeira and Worawi Makudi were all singled out by Lord Triesman for attempted bribery in lieu of casting their vote for England’s 2018 World Cup bid. Triesman, the former FA chief was speaking before a parliamentary sub-committee and revealed he would be taking his case to FIFA.
Nicolas Leoz, the Paraguayan FA chief even demanded a knighthood in exchange. For Jack Warner, CONCACAF’s head a far simpler request for cash for his pet projects. Thailand’s Worawi Makudi wanted the TV rights for a friendly between England and Thailand. And Ricardo Texiera, the CBF president kept it open ended.
Leoz, Warner, Texieira, and Issa Hayatou, the CAF head honcho are part of BBC’s Panorama series investigating football corruption.
It’s a cartel of well connected dinosaurs who scratch each others back under the influence of mutually assured despoilment.