Brown-nosing Jack Warner
England’s 2018 World Cup bid team is planning to give luxury handbags to the wives of all 24 members of Fifa’s voting committee. And Fifa vice-president Jack Warner – the most vociferous supporter of bidding countries showing exactly how much they want the tournament via the medium of gifts for committee members – received his wife’s bag during a recent trip to London.
The little leather bribes are permitted within the rules, which state: “No monetary gifts of any kind of personal advantage can be provided by the bidders to Fifa or and Fifa members.”
The bags have been purchased at luxury leather shop Mulberry, where a handbag is likely to set you back at least £500.
Richard Caborn, ambassador for the bid, said: “We work within the rules. There is no embarrassment. There are rules set down by the governing bodies, and it is about making sure we follow those rules, which we have.”
We are sure Mr Warner wouldn’t have it any other way!