CONCACAF President Jack Warner is gulty
For those who may not remember, when the tickets were first allotted, Warner snagged them all, forcing T&T fans to buy a full travel package (flight, hotel and match tickets) from his family's company, Simpaul Travel Services. Once the Trinidad Express ran an expose exposing this, the company was shamed into changing the package deals to no longer include tickets and these tickets were supposedly made available to the general public at face value*.
I am very happy to see the committee find Warner in violation of FIFA's Code of Ethics. They will meet again in mid-March to discuss and decide his penalty. They could sanction or even expel him.
Personally, I don't see how they could not expel him. These actions were the result of one person abusing his power in order to serve his own purpose at the expense of thousands of fans. This is the worse kind of behavior and should not be tolerated in any way.
This man tried to ruin the great national excitement of T&T's first ever World Cup. If he is given any leniency at all, it will be the same as spitting in the eye of ever fan of the game.
By the way, this is not the first time Warner has used his position to help himself. According to the Independent, he was able to obtain the Caribbean TV rights to the World Cup for a fraction of the cost and the resell them at a huge profit. He was not punished for those actions.
This man is bad and should have nothing to do with the greatest game on Earth.
BAN JACK WARNER NOW!
* I say supposedly because with all the hidden deals that have gone down, I don’t feel comfortable in saying the new sale was fair.