There is a lightbulb moment in Red Card, a gripping new book on how the US authorities exposed massive corruption in Fifa, when prosecutors finally understand exactly what they are dealing with. It comes in January 2012 as Chuck Blazer, the general secretary of Concacaf who has recently been flipped, outlines Fifa’s complicated structures and how he, and others, have creamed millions from sports marketing rights.
At that point the US prosecutor Ewan Norris – who has previously convicted members of the Gambino family, including an assassin with a predilection for dissolving his victims in vats of acid – calls colleagues out of the room before making a triangle with his fingers.
Written by Sean Ingle
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