Wednesday, June 3, 2015

How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal that toppled Sepp Blatter

The Washington Post on how journalist Andrew Jennings brought down FIFDA execs. Excerpt:
"For the past 15 years, Jennings has focused on the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), international soccer’s governing body. As other journalists were ball watching — reporting scorelines or writing player profiles — Jennings was digging into the dirty deals underpinning the world’s most popular game.
“'Credit in this saga should go to the dogged obsession of a single reporter, Andrew Jennings,' the Guardian’s Simon Jenkins wrote last week, citing in particular Jennings’s BBC Panorama film called “The Beautiful Bung: Corruption and the World Cup.” 

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