Tricks used in politics now easily applied in sports, says Azerbaijani top official
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 30
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
It is very fascinating, that tricks used in politics are now easily applied in sports, Novruz Mammadov, the deputy head of the Azerbaijani presidential administration, chief of the administration's foreign relations department, said via Twitter.
His comments came out following the recent happenings in FIFA (International Federation of Association Football).
"Since the ballot was secret, the votes were cast not just in favor of [Sepp] Blatter, this was the act of protest against US and Europe," Mammadov tweeted.
Ten high-ranking FIFA officials were arrested this week in Zurich, Switzerland.
The prosecution announced about large-scale corruption in FIFA in the last two decades around the world championships bids, marketing and broadcasting deals.