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John Oliver bought a Trinidad TV ad so he could eviscerate ex-FIFA villain

Oliver is determined to see that justice is served and the disgraced bigwig keeps his promise


Colin Gorenstein
June 10, 2015 9:05PM (UTC)

John Oliver has been instrumental in exposing FIFA's corrupt practices to the world (exhibit 1; exhibit 2), and he's not content to throw in the towel just yet following the arrest of Trinidadian ex-FIFA official Jack Warner.

That's the ex-FIFA official, if you recall, who cited The Onion in his defense against corruption charges.

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Oliver has now reportedly paid for Trinidadian television airtime in order to send an additional message to the disgraced bigwig. In a four-minute spot, which aired on TV6 Tuesday, Oliver demanded that Warner spill everything he knows about the corrupt inner-workings of the organization to the public, just as he promised.

“I’ve been looking through the indictment,” Oliver says in the ad. "Good luck with that!"

Watch the ad below:


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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