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The world is in shock after Uruguayan president Jose Mujica’s recent outburst, in which he called the FIFA board “a bunch of old sons of bitches” while he was welcoming back his country’s national team.

 

 

Una manga de viejos hijos de puta.” Mujica was approached by a reporter who was taping him and asked him what this World Cup meant to him, to which he instinctively answered that. He covered his mouth right away, after realizing what he had said, and when the reporter asked him if he could publish the tape, he just replied: “Sure, what do I care.”

And the first lady, Lucía Topolansky agrees. When asked what she thought about her husband’s statements, she just smiled and said: “I agree with the words of the president.”

Mujica’s anger is a response to the controversial “biting incident,” in which forward Luis Suarez bit Italian opponent Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match. While the referee failed to see it, the FIFA authorities decided to take matters into their own hands and suspended him for nine matches and four months from any football-related activity. He was also fined for a little more than $111,000.

While Mujica agreed that Suarez deserved to be punished or sanctioned for biting Chilellini during last weeks, he disagreed with the severity of the sanctions, which he said were “fascist.”