Week 51: Prat – Vladimir Putin

by Ray_North on December 20, 2015

Russian_PratThis week’s Prat is the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

I have to say that I’m quite nervous about writing this – after all, people who take the piss out of Vladimir usually end up in Siberia or on the wrong end of a Polonium cuppa – but, Vladimir, who is a natural prat, has excelled himself this week with his proclamation that, rather than be prosecuted for various offences of dishonesty, Sepp Blatter should actually be given a Nobel Peace Prize.

Yep, the Nobel Peace Prize, a prize that is awarded to the individual who has ‘done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.’ Previous winners include Albert Schweitzer, Theodore Roosevelt, Martin Luther-King, Desmond Tutu, Lech Walesa, people who have striven bravely towards the creation of a peaceful society (ok, the list has more than the odd pilchard like Kissinger on it, but at least they strove towards something), Blatter, has not striven towards world peace, or a reduction in standing armies, Putin has striven towards making himself and his organisation, FIFA, a massive big bag of cash.

It is no coincidence that Putin’s Russia were awarded the World Cup for 2018, despite other countries (including, to be fair, England) appearing to have a better pitch. The suggestion is that Russia and Qatar (who were awarded the 2022 World Cup), may well have greased a few palms to secure the gig. And the suggestion is not based upon sour grapes or innuendo, the investigations and indictments conducted and served by the Swiss Authorities, the FBI and FIFA themselves, outline the possibility of $100m worth of bribes together with a deep seated corruption throughout FIFA.

Nobel Peace Prize?

Don’t make me laugh… Putin, you are a prat!

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Mike Killingworth December 21, 2015 at 11:59 am

Why is it inappropriate for the World Cup – or indeed. the Olympics – to be awarded to whoever makes the highest bid?

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