With President Aleksander Čeferin, UEFA has ended a long-standing tradition of non-interference in the internal politics of countries. Čeferin has been meddling in Slovenian political affairs since the term of the Janša government and the epidemic, and by publicly supporting the presidential candidate Nataša Pirc Musar, he has finally crossed the Rubicon. We have thus become a true Balkan state, where the only moral constraints are family and friendship ties.
In a way, it is hard to understand that such a powerful man, the UEFA boss Aleksander Čeferin, is constantly interfering in the internal political affairs of the miniature Slovenia. Are all those European football fields, hundreds of thousands of fans, the prestige and the money that comes with the job really not enough for him? Apparently not. Čeferin’s latest moves, when he publicly showed his support for the presidential candidate who is also his former classmate and long-time colleague, Nataša Pirc Musar, give a hint that we are indeed a mafia state, where the interests and benefits of the individual are satisfied along blood (clan) and friendship lines.
With this, it should be noted that UEFA is considered to be an apolitical organisation, which is supposed to be primarily dedicated to sport and to maintaining an appearance of impartiality and non-interference in internal political affairs. However, since its President seems to be acting in the good old-fashioned manner of the Balkans and the European East (in the past, he has publicly been supported by both Aleksander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin), this kind of abuse of a position of power is also clearly acceptable. In his response to the matter, the President of the Slovenian Democratic Party (Slovenska demokratska stranka – SDS), Janez Janša, wrote: “This is clear a very obvious abuse of the rules and money of this apolitical institution.”
Let us also remind you of Čeferin’s close friendship with the former President of the Football Association of Serbia, Slaviša Kokeza, who was linked to the cannibalistic mafia, which brutally tortured its enemies with hammers and axes, played football with their heads, ground and baked human flesh into cevapcici, and then fed them to the dogs. This gives the whole story a particularly noble, aromatic flavour. We sent a journalistic question about the matter to UEFA – namely, we wanted to know “how they comment on the public support for the Slovenian presidential candidate and Čeferin’s unrestrained interference in domestic political affairs, and what action they intend to take.”
We sent press questions to UEFA due to the clear violation of its own rules by the President of the organisation himself. We wanted to know what action UEFA would take. We will publish the answers when we receive them.