The funniest FIFA raid updates as US prosecutors take action

Amusing but not overly informative coverage of the action.

More informative FIFA raid updates might have looked like this photo of police in Zurich

I hope you weren’t looking for informative FIFA raid updates, because these are just the funny ones.


Take a look at the lighter side of yesterday’s action with these observations from fans, media and those on the scene as US prosecutors announced details of their case against FIFA officials and many were taken in for questioning.

These are the funniest FIFA raid updates we could find while the arrests were going on:

FIFA execs not being led out in handcuffs. Very peaceful. Hotel staff meanwhile is freaking out.

— Michael S. Schmidt (@MichaelSSchmidt) May 27, 2015

So perfect: #FIFA arrests were done by plain clothed Swedes in Switzerland, the land of neutrality, in an electric car (Leaf). Really.

— Julie Foudy (@JulieFoudy) May 27, 2015

FIFA 2015 AGM SCHEDULE: 10 am: Reception and coffee 10.30 am: Arrests

— Mark Webster (@ItsMarkWebster) May 27, 2015

FIFA officials arrested this morning. One thing I can't quite get to grips with… pic.twitter.com/v5MPrS9ahH

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 27, 2015

BREAKING: FIFA's stream music is Shake Your Boddy by DJ Optical (via Shazam)

— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) May 27, 2015

FIFA basically putting a massive 'business as usual' sign outside a shop that's on fire.

— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) May 27, 2015

Spokesperson at the press conference says that "Fifa is the damaged party." pic.twitter.com/0aLk99Efgm

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 27, 2015

"The only victim of FIFA's corruption is FIFA. Pray for FIFA, you guys." — FIFA

— Brooks Peck (@BrooksDT) May 27, 2015

FBI aggressive, & quick in transition to launch attacks – FIFA in trouble, a few red cards, on the back foot, & parking the bus

— Ned Zelic (@NedZelic) May 27, 2015

IronyMeter off the scale as #FIFA official accused of laundering hides behind freshly laundered sheet. #FIFAarrests pic.twitter.com/PLH2QHcYOL

— Mark McFadden (@MarkMcFadden) May 27, 2015

Being kicked out of Fifa media room as, and I quote, "we need to clean this place." It writes itself sometimes…

— Richard Conway (@richard_conway) May 27, 2015

Just cleaning the floors while FIFA goes down. (Pic via @MichaelSSchmidt) pic.twitter.com/x4vtTb27Ej

— KICKTV (@KICKTV) May 27, 2015

"This really is the World Cup of Fraud and we're issuing FIFA a red card." Great line, wonder how long they spent coming up with that one.

— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) May 27, 2015

It's been a busy day at the official #FIFA twitter account! What news? pic.twitter.com/OrpL2rAlq4

— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) May 27, 2015

Uefa now says it is "showing this Fifa the red card". As well as new leaders, can world football have some new metaphors please…

— Owen Gibson (@owen_g) May 27, 2015

How about the media save us some time and just inform us on days that FIFA doesn't do something corrupt…

— Wil Anderson (@Wil_Anderson) May 27, 2015