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John Oliver’s gleeful obsession with the FIFA scandal is as hilarious as ever.
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.
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.
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)
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor