PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sunday June 14, 2015 – It appears Jack Warner isn’t going to reveal any big secrets about FIFA or its president Sepp Blatter.
Less than two weeks after promising he would tell all he knew about financial transactions at football’s world governing body, “including, but not limited to” Blatter, Warner seems to be singing a different tune.
— Tim Röhn (@Tim_Roehn) June 14, 2015
Blatter announced his resignation just days after being re-elected to the top FIFA position and about a week after several FIFA current and former top officials, including Warner, were indicted on corruption charges.
“I worked with Blatter for 30 years. I know a thing called loyalty and under any conditions or tribulations I may suffer, I know what loyalty [is] and, therefore, when a fella is down or seems to be down, I will not push him down. When he is down I will give a helping hand,” he told local and international media after yesterday’s tour of the Marabella Trainline, an impoverished district in the south of the island.
“There are people in this country who like to demonize people. I am not like that, therefore do not expect me to tell anybody anything about FIFA or Blatter. I am not like that. I am not that kind of person. I don’t have anything I want to reveal about Blatter.”
Blatter remains at the helm of FIFA until a new president is elected.
During the tour, Warner also said he planned to release a book, The Political History of Jack Warner, in December and he expects it to be a best seller.
Among the avalanche of secrets Warner said he would reveal are: the connection between Trinidad and Tobago’s 2010 election and FIFA money, and information about Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
Since making the promise on June 3, Warner has released several cheques to prove he helped finance the election campaign of Persad-Bissessar and her United National Congress.