It’s been a couple years since we last heard from Jack Warner.
The former CONCACAF president was arrested on corruption charges in 2015 when the U.S. Department of Justice charged 16 FIFA officials as a result of an investigation into the corruption throughout international soccer. Warner, who is from Trinidad and Tobago, spent a night in jail and still faces charges. He famously cited an Onion article in his defense against the United States.
To the surprise of no one, Warner still isn’t a fan of the U.S.
When Trinidad and Tobago shockingly ended the USMNT’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup, Warner could not have been happier. In a radio interview, he called the U.S. failure the happiest day of his life and wanted to party.
He said via ESPNFC:
“I have not been in better spirits. This is the happiest day of my life. It [the win] couldn’t have given me greater joy.”
Warner, who is battling extradition to the U.S., continued to say:
“Knowing that this has happened I wanted to go out and party as they partied last September when a judge ruled against me. I wanted to party. This was my personal feeling”.
And he predicted this was the start of the end of U.S. soccer as we know it.
“They will continue to undermine [the World Cup in] Qatar for 2022, but they will not succeed. As far as I am concerned this is the beginning of the end for U.S. football. Nobody in CONCACAF likes the U.S.”
Trinidad and Tobago were winless in nine straight matches before shocking the USMNT.