Swiss police confirm bomb threat at FIFA congress in Zurich

Blatter where most football fans would like to see him (Image source)

At last some encouraging news about FIFA.

A bomb threat has been received at the FIFA congress in Zurich, Swiss police have confirmed to SRF News.

“I can confirm there has been a bomb threat against the FIFA congress, officers have been dispatched,” a spokeswoman for the city police said.

Authorities were alerted around 11 a.m. local time, police spokesman Marco Cortesi confirmed. FIFA also acknowledged receipt of the threat to news website handelszeitung.ch.

Local journalists reported that they were forced to leave their places at the venue.

Police spokeswoman Brigitte Vogt earlier confirmed to AFP that a bomb alert had been received at the venue, and that officers were at the scene.

The FIFA presidential election is set to take place on Today (Friday 29 May), with many influential voices in the west’s footballing nation calling for current president, the corrupt and devious Sepp Blatter to step down following an investigation into FIFA’s culture of bribes, bungs and kickbacks led to the arrest of several of the organization’s officials. However, Blatter is expected to be re-elected for a fifth five-year term (we can only wonder how many football administrators from third world nations he had to bribe to get to that position, and how much money it campaign cost the ordinary punters who pay to watch football.

The question about terrorists that has always plagued me is why are the such effing amateurs. I mean you get a crooked fucker like Blatter and all his rent seeking sidekicks together under one roof, and you phone up and warn them you’ve planted a bomb? Another such good opportunity might not occur for years.

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