~~ After a 40 year World Cup relationship, how telling is this quote…. Listen, it’s not like there won’t be plenty of companies lining up to replace Coca-Cola is they walk, but when Fortune 100′s ‘spokesman’ say something like this….. You wonder how much momentum this situation continues to pick up.
Coca-Cola, which has sponsored FIFA’s flagship tournament for almost 40 years, says it is concerned over “conflicting perspectives” of the long-awaited report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 finals.
A summary of the report from FIFA’s top ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert cleared successful bidders Russia and Qatar of significant wrongdoing while specifically taking issue with aspects of England’s 2018 bid.
Eckert’s version was then criticised by Garcia, who claimed his conclusions had been misrepresented, and in the fallout several senior figures within the game, including Football Association chairman Greg Dyke, have called for the report’s full publication.
FIFA says legal restrictions mean this cannot happen, but in the meantime football’s governing body is facing pressure to act transparently from one of its most recognisable sponsors.
A Coca-Cola spokesman, quoted in The Sunday Times, said: “Anything that detracts from the mission and ideals of the FIFA World Cup is a concern for us.
“The current conflicting perspectives regarding the investigation are disappointing. Our expectation is that this will be resolved quickly in a transparent and efficient manner.”
~~ Hmmm…. I mean, there’s always Jordana Brewster……
Frankie (Christensen) and James (Brody) are two brothers with checkered pasts; one struggling on the road to normalcy, the other just released from prison. When one drags the other into an ill-fated bank robbery by a gang of dangerous criminals led by the nefarious Sugar (Akon), the loyalty of their sibling bond is tested and the brothers prove how far they will go for greed and family.
The intensity in this Arsenal v. Manchester United game is definitely ratcheted up a couple of notches, but this Fellaini v. Jack Wilshere beef was legit laugh out loud funny. The “WTF!” bomb from Fellaini is priceless!
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