By Rishi Iyengar
June 12, 2015

The ongoing FIFA corruption probe is a source of scandal but also comedic material, intentional or otherwise.

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver has targeted FIFA not once but twice in his hilarious weekly segments. Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner also quoted an article from satirical news website the Onion in an impassioned defense of his organization, unaware that the article was a spoof.

Oliver recently bought some airtime at a local TV station in Warner’s native Trinidad and Tobago, to poke further fun at Warner, who promised an “avalanche” of revelations that would take FIFA down but made an abrupt about-face. Warner wasn’t amused and shot his own video response — complete with dramatic background music — to counter the “incomprehensible” allegations made by that “comedian fool.”

Warner is currently on bail and faces extradition to the U.S. on bribery charges. Now that isn’t funny.

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