03 March 2012

BRASIL / FIFA : 6 March UPDATE: FIFA's Valcke Blames Poor Translation For 'Kick-up Arse" Comment; Says Sorry.


    Always blame...the poor translator.
    That's what Frenchman FIFA Sec/Gen. Jerome Valcke is doing...after being quoted saying that Brasil must step-up its pace on stadia prep work for the 2014 World Cup.
     Valcke (foto) allegedly said that Brasil needed a 'kick up the arse' to get ready after 5 years of doing 'nothing'.
     Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo demanded a replacement after 'unacceptable' comments... saying that Valke is no longer welcome to visit there.
    Another official called Valcke a 'loudmouth.'
    At first, Valcke called Rebelo's response 'a bit puerile.'
   Now...he says he s sorry.
   Brasil is spending billions to upgrade its football stadia, roads and airports.