An American Legend is dead after a long battle with cancer. Please pray for family.
Chuck Blazer, longtime American soccer executive is dead at 72. Blazer had rectal cancer. Furthermore, he also suffered from diabetes and coronary artery disease.
USA Today says Blazer is “the disgraced American soccer executive. Admissions of corruption set off a global scandal that ultimately toppled FIFA President Sepp Blatter.” His lawyers Eric Corngold and Mary Mulligan announced that he is dead.
No doubt, they are deeply saddened by his tragic death.
“We are truly saddened by the passing of our client and friend Chuck Blazer.”
First, an insider shared that Blazer died in New Jersey. Unfortunately, people could not see past his FIFA issues. He really deserved a second chance.
“I’ve known Chuck for a lot of years. He did a lot for the sport. Sorry about all the issues regarding FIFA. He was a good man. He helped the sport in the United States.”
Sadly, Blazer is banned from football for life by FIFA. It was his “many acts of misconduct” at the organization and as general secretary of the CONCACAF confederation that had him banned.
“His misconduct, for which he accepted full responsibility. Should not obscure Chuck’s positive impact on international soccer. With Chuck’s guidance and leadership, CONCACAF transformed itself from impoverished to profitable.”
Blazer started as a volunteer soccer administrator. He is one of highest echelons of power. And teamed with former CONCACAF president Jack Warner. For over 20 years he was helping to grow the region’s governing body.
He has two apartments in New York’s Trump Tower. One of them is exclusively for his cats.
Although, banned from soccer he is a great man. He is going to forever be remembered as a legend.
This is a tragic time for his friends and family. Please keep them in your prayers.
RIP Chuck Blazer.