Boris Johnson’s honest anger and outrage were written all over his face, as he told an interviewer shortly after the vote for the World Cup Bid 2018 had been announced, “I don’t believe the verdict was made on the merits of the bids.”
Since then, the duplicity and double dealing of Fifa has been revealed, as it became clear that votes were promised to England by people who had no intention of supporting us. The whole thing was a giant stitch up, decided months ago. Never one to smile hypocritically in the face of betrayal, Boris has exacted revenge by kicking FIFA out of the Dorchester.
Today’s Mail on Sunday reported: “FIFA president Mr Blatter and his team had been invited to stay in exclusive £1,000-a-night suites at the five-star hotel for more than a week during the Olympics. The gesture was part of the charm offensive designed to woo FIFA – football’s world governing body – in the run-up to Thursday’s 2018 World Cup.
But London Mayor Mr Johnson, the official host of the Olympics, has withdrawn the offer to demonstrate his fury at the way FIFA threw out England’s bid. Well-placed sources said that when Mr Johnson met Mr Blatter in October, the FIFA boss made no secret of his ability to influence England’s fate.”
The whole of the UK will applaud our Mayor for his guts and commend the justice of his action. Well done Boris and it is so great to have a Mayor who always sticks up for Londoners and the United Kingdom as a whole. I am sure Prince William and David Cameron will be cheering you on.