claims he can prove link between football's governing body and Trinidad and Tobago 2010 national elections
- Jack Warner claims he can prove a link between FIFA and Trinidad and Tobago elections
- He claims he has an 'avalanche' of secrets which include a link to embattled Sepp Blatter
Former Fifa vice president Jack Warner has made a televised address in Trinidad, claiming he can prove a link between football's governing body and his nation's 2010 national elections.
Warner claims he has documents and cheques that link Fifa officials, including embattled president Sepp Blatter, to the 2010 election in Trinidad and Tobago.
He said he has compiled reams of documents and is delivering them to his lawyers, for them to disseminate as they see.
Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner holds a copy of a cheque as he claims to reveal an 'avalanche' of secrets
He stated: 'I have as promised compiled a comprehensive and detailed series of documents including cheques and corroborating statements.
'I have placed them in different and respected hands. I have said to you before by so doing I have placed the outcome of those matters beyond my own reach.
'It also reveals my knowledge about certain transactions at FIFA including, but not limited to its president Sepp Blatter.'
'Not even death will stop the avalanche that is coming,' Warner said as his supporters cheered in celebration. 'The die is cast. There can be no turning back. Let the chips fall where they fall.'
Warner also said that when he heard Mr Blatter was stepping down, he wrote him to urge his immediate departure from Fifa.
'Blatter knows why he fell. And if anyone else knows, I do,' Warner said.
'I will no longer keep secrets for them who actively seek to destroy the country,' Warner said.
Warner also said in the address - which was a paid political advertisement - that 'I reasonably actually fear for my life'.
Still, a half-hour after the speech aired, Warner appeared at his Independent Liberal Party's rally held under a canopy on a residential street.
Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner claims he will reveal an 'avalanche' of secrets and that he fears for his life
At least a couple hundred people were present when Warner spoke, many of them having not seen the televised remarks.
'I apologise for not disclosing my knowledge of these events before,' Warner said.
At his rally, a half-hour into his remarks, Warner - mopping sweat from his forehead several times - told supporters that he will not hold back in his new-found plan to expose scandal.
Warner is among more than a dozen officials charged by the U.S. Department of Justice with running a criminal enterprise that involved more than $150 million in bribes.
Prosecutors say Warner solicited bribes worth millions and charged him with offences including racketeering and bribery.