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Washington D.C., July 23rd, 2015
Ms. Loretta Lynch
U.S. General Attorney
Before I start this letter let me state the following: I love soccer. That is the main reason why I work on and publish a magazine that extensively covers the sport. Additionally, I must also admit that I want the most popular teams to win and reach the finals; it makes it more exciting... but only if they do so through their own merit and not through questionable means.
Over the last few days we have witnessed Gold Cup 2015 games with results that make any normal person wonder how such "bad calls" from the referees could occur at random. Moreover, it makes one wonder how such calls can be random when they continuously favor only one team, a team which also happens to be the biggest ticket seller for the 2015 Gold Cup: Mexico.
Ms. Lynch, you are already investigating CONCACAF and you have already indicted and convicted some of their officials. Since your investigation of more alleged corrupt executives is still ongoing, we ask you to please broaden the scope of your probe and investigation into the organization and refereeing of the 2015 Gold Cup tournament, the marquee tournament in this region. This is an organization that seems geared to produce a final where the Mexican team is present by any means possible. More to the point, it seems that the slogans of “Fair Play” and “May the best team win” are nothing but meaningless in this competition.