Friday 30 September 2016

Fifa crisis: Disgraced Jack Warner pictured out dancing hours after leaving prison on medical grounds

Published 29/05/2015 | 07:48

Jack Warner seemed healthy at a political rally on Thursday night
Jack Warner seemed healthy at a political rally on Thursday night

Jack Warner was seen looking fit and well at a political rally last night, just hours after leaving prison in an ambulance on medical grounds.

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The disgraced former Fifa vice-president was arrested on corruption charges on Wednesday and spent a night in the state prison of Port of Spain in his native Trinidad and Tobago.

He was granted bail on Thursday having complained of exhaustion, but by the evening was feeling perky enough to attend a political rally.

The rally was organised by his Independent Liberal Party in Chagaunas, Trinidad and Tobago, where Warner is trying to unseat the current Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessa.

Jack Warner seemed healthy at a political rally on Thursday night
Jack Warner seemed healthy at a political rally on Thursday night

The former Fifa supremo was asked about the corruption charges, and responded: “I have been in Fifa for 30 years and if I took that money, who gave it to me? Why are only officials in third world countries being charged?".

In total, Warner is facing 12 charges, including conspiracy to defraud and engage in racketeering. He was banned by Fifa from all football in 2011 following corruption and bribery charges.

"It's times like now, you know who your friends are," said Warner.

Warner promised to reveal information about Blatter and Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, saying since she let him go to jail, "As of tonight, the gloves are off.

"If I have been in FIFA for 30 years and I have been thiefing all the money, who give me the money?" Warner asked his supporters. After one blurted out, "Blatter!" Warner asked, "And why it is he ain't charged?"

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