This Is The Lone American That Stands Between Soccer And Total CorruptionS

A lone wolf. An avenging angel. A force for good and justice in FIFA. Chuck Blazer, American hero.

This Is The Lone American That Stands Between Soccer And Total CorruptionS

Without the actions of Chuck Blazer, FIFA might be stuck with a corrupt liar as FIFA president instead of a corrupt liar.

This Is The Lone American That Stands Between Soccer And Total CorruptionS

It was Blazer who blew the whistle on Mohamed bin Hammam and Jack Warner handing out cash to Caribbean Football Union members, ostensibly in exchange for their votes for bin Hammam in the pending FIFA presidential election.

This Is The Lone American That Stands Between Soccer And Total CorruptionS

A law firm hired by Blazer pursued the allegations and presented them to FIFA, along with photographic evidence of bags of cash given to officials.

This Is The Lone American That Stands Between Soccer And Total CorruptionS

Before a FIFA ethics committee, Warner was suspended and bin Hammam provisionally banned. Sepp Blatter ran unopposed, gaining re-election.

This Is The Lone American That Stands Between Soccer And Total CorruptionS

After the scandal, acting CONCACAF President Lisle Austin, a Warner ally, attempted to fire Blazer from the executive committee. CONCACAF ruled that Austin did not have that authority, and suspended him after reinstating Blazer.

This Is The Lone American That Stands Between Soccer And Total CorruptionS

Today it was revealed that the soccer heads of 11 Caribbean nations filed an official letter of complaint against Blazer, in a matter supposedly unrelated to the bribery allegations. Blazer appeared before the FIFA ethics committee to defend himself.

This Is The Lone American That Stands Between Soccer And Total CorruptionS

The notoriously accessible Blazer has clammed up in recent weeks, refusing all requests for comment. So we're running these photos of him instead.