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John Oliver’s anti-FIFA ad on Trinidad TV was like a bonus ‘Last Week Tonight’

John Oliver's gleeful obsession with the FIFA scandal is as hilarious as ever.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Published Jun 10, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 3:19 pm CDT

John Oliver may have fulfilled his promise by drinking the sweet nectar of Bud Light Lime, but his war with FIFA is far from over.

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Jack Warner, the FIFA official and Trinidad and Tobago politician who infamously cited an Onion article in his own defense, is one of John Oliver’s favorite parts of the scandal. And after Warner paid for a pro-FIFA ad to air on Trinidad TV—where anyone can buy airtime—Oliver simply had to respond.

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Warner’s bizarre TV spot claimed that he had proof that FIFA influenced the 2010 elections in Trinidad and Tobago, with Warner threatening to make those documents public. It’s not entirely clear why Warner thought this would help his own corruption case, but John Oliver couldn’t resist replying with his own ad on Trinidad TV.

“Mr. Warner,” Oliver said, speaking from the set of HBO‘s Last Week Tonight. “Do not blue-ball the entire planet by promising spectacular FIFA revelations and not delivering.”

The clip aired on TV6, a major network channel in Trinidad. Jack Warner has yet to respond, but we’re very much hoping that he does.

Photo via Maryanne Ventrice/Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Jun 10, 2015, 8:10 am CDT